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January 2013

Annie the Cat Able to Eat Again:  Annie is a senior cat whose severe dental disease resulted in her inability to eat and she became very ill.  Unfortunately her caring owners, also seniors on a fixed income, were unable to afford the expensive surgical procedure necessary to help Annie.  Thanks to AVCF, Annie was able to get charitable help from one of our member practices and is now eating and doing well.

December 2012

Stinky the Cat Saved:  Stinky was suffering and required life-saving surgery.  Unfortunately his beloved owner was unable to afford the total cost of surgery due to an unforeseen financial crisis.  Thanks to charitable support from a member practice, Stinky was saved and home to his loving family in time for Christmas.

November 2012

Grants Help Elderly Clients:  It is estimated that one in three independent elder adults have companion animals.  Scientists have reported that human to animal contact reduces the psychological characteristics of stress; specifically lowering blood pressure levels, heart rate, respiratory rate, anxiety and tension.  We are pleased to report that during November two of our member practices were able to provide charitable care for cherished pets of elderly clients.

 

August 2012

Funds Flowing in for Parker:

Parker is a young female dog found chained to an exit ramp fence off interstate 395 in Connecticut.  Animal Control took Parker to the Plainfield Veterinary Hospital & Clinic who immediately began the extensive treatment necessary to help Parker.  Completely dehydrated, badly sunburned, and suffering from a number of serious infections, the wonderful team at Plainfield have provided the compassionate care and dedication needed to help Parker recover.  Learn more about Parker's recovery on Facebook under Parker Plainfield Pound.

 

 July 2012

AVCF Fundraiser at Mingo Creek Farms a Success:

Carla Mader from AVCF and Jen Urksa from the Pennsylvania Arabian Rescue Mission teamed up to raise funds to support the charitable veterinary care of over 40 horses rescued by the Arabian Rescue Mission from the Cannonsburg, PA area.  Dr. Brian Burks from our member Fox Run Equine Center has been providing charitable veterinary care for these abandoned animals.  Over $500 was raised in this one event.  

 

 

Membership Services:

AVCF will make every reasonable accommodation to tailor the program to meet the needs of the practice. The following are some of the services included in the annual membership dues:

  • AVCF can accept tax-deductible donations on behalf of the practice
  • Listing on the AVCF website as a member practice
  • Ability for clients to easily donate on-line or via mail
  • Tax receipts/ thank you notices  to donors
  • Members immediate access to their account information via secure sign-on
  • On-line capability to file grant requests for funds
  • Initial package of brochures for display in office – additional brochures can be customized and purchased at a reasonable rate.
  • Initial announcement from AVCF to practice clients notifying them of practice ability to now accept charitable donations
  • Blog discussing innovative fund raising and examples of situations where donated funds helped animals in need


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