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Three Updates from the Washington State Animal Health Foundation

March 15, 2024

Sympathy Cards

Looking for a way to remember your client’s beloved pet? Consider purchasing a set of custom pet sympathy cards from the Washington State Animal Health Foundation. Each card includes a special message of condolence and recognition of a donation made in memory of your client’s beloved pet. Your purchase supports the Vets Helping Pets Fund with the mission to aid low-income families who are struggling to afford necessary veterinary care for their animal family members. See our website {pet-memorial-cards} to learn more or place a convenient online order.

Vets Helping Pets Fund

WSAHF through its Vets Helping Pets Fund provides financial support to supplement a veterinarian’s charitable care for animals from low-income households or for families that have an undue financial burden due to extenuating circumstances. WSAHF’s goal is to keep the human-animal bond intact by resolving medical issues that will restore the animal’s health and quality of life. This program provides a one-time grant for qualifying cases that are being cared for through clinics with WSVMA members. To find out more or apply for a grant visit the WSAHF Website.

Washington Gives

Washington Gives is an annual program designed to encourage giving to WA State non-profits.  WSAHF is participating in WA Gives for the first time this year.  To encourage giving to WSAHF the Board of WSAHF along with Board members from WSVMA have personally pledged $10,000 as a challenge fund.  This means that if you donate to WSAHF through the WA Gives site your donations will be doubled.  If you donate $25, then with the challenge fund, WSAHF will receive $50.  These funds are used to pay for the emergency care program noted above.  So many Vets tell us that access to this fund makes their lives so much better as it can allow for a care plan for a pet whose other options had become severely limited because of financial constraints.