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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.  



Use of Funds

AVCF believes the individual member practice has a better understanding of their clients needs - therefore we will consider any reasonable grant request that provides direct charitable care for pets.  Contributions can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Boarding/medical care supporting pets of families fleeing domestic violence situations
  • Funding for Good Samaritian cases for abandoned, injured or neglected animals
  • Support for local rescue organizations;
  • Care for local  service animals such as police/fire/military rescue
  • Support care for service animals for armed forces veterans
  • Local disaster relief such as weather related or unforseen situations where animals are at risk
  • Assistance for elderly clients who may require limited support - such as boarding while undergoing a surgical procedure
  • Assistance to local animal shelters/enforcement agencies in cruelty cases
  • Assistance to pets of persons displaced by unforseen financial crisis

Grants will not be awarded to cover the cost of equipment, travel, membership dues, conference attendance or any other item that does not specifically provide direct charitable care/shelter to an animal.