VSEC spends thousands of dollars every year to provide free and low cost care to lost and abandoned pets and to pets whose owners may be experiencing a financial crisis. VSEC created this foundation in partnership with the Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation, in order to expand our efforts to help pets in need. Since the foundationâ€™s administrative expenses are funded through VSECâ€™s membership dues, 100% of every dollar donated to VSEC Lend-a-Paw Foundation is used to treat sick or injured animals.
HOW THE FUNDS ARE USED –Â The VSEC Lend-a-Paw Foundation’s donated funds are available for patients being treated at both VSEC hospitals and are used solely toward:
- Funding for Good Samaritan cases
- Assistance for pet owners in demonstrated financial crisis
- Funding recipients must have a treatment plan and estimate from VSEC and demonstrate that all other payment options have been exhausted including: personal finances (credit cards and care credit), donations from family and friends & additional fundraising efforts
HOW TO HELP:
When you make a donation to the VSEC Lend-a-Paw Foundation, 100% of your tax-deductible gift will support the care of pets in need. To reach out and help please donate through our secure on-line process.