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The Pet Fund – About Us
The Pet Fund was founded in 2003 because there was at that time no national nonprofit dedicated to funding veterinary care for those who could not afford it. Animal shelter statistics across the country demonstrated a constant increase in the number of animals dropped off at shelters, many because of treatable medical conditions. Thanks to the generosity of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, The Pet Fund incorporated as a 501(c)3 and began raising funds to address this growing problem.
The staff and board members of The Pet Fund work constantly to develop resources for pets and their families to fund critically needed veterinary care, keeping animals out of shelters and helping pet owners to become skilled at preventative care practices. Since medical costs for animals (as for people) are also on the rise, this is an ongoing funding challenge.
As a registered 501(c)3, all donations to The Pet Fund are tax-deductible, and The Pet Fund strives to use the largest percentage of donations possible for animal veterinary care above our operating costs, which are minimal.
We are an all-volunteer nonprofit, so your contributions directly help
companion animals. Our financial information is available upon request from any interested donors, and we welcome questions about our funding, application process, and development at
email@example.com. (Please remember to put “The Pet Fund” in the subject line of your email.)
We thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.
Our board members:
President: Erin Havey. Erin Havey is completing her graduate degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento. She works as a legislative analyst for
the State of California and has two cats of her own.
Secretary/Treasurer: Jill MacCartney. Jill MacCartney has a degree in English from Washington State University and works as a
freelance reporter. She is married with one child, one dog and two rabbits.
Karen Leslie. Karen Leslie has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and has worked in nonprofit fundraising for over
sixteen years. In addition to her dog, she has recently acquired a cat as well.
Dr. Dana Ness:
Dr. Ness received her DVM from the University of
California, Davis, and she has a private practice in Washington. Dr. Ness is
married with one child, three dogs, three cats, one sheep, four goats and many chickens.
Dr. Linda Wallace:
Dr. Wallace received her DVM from the University of California, Davis, and she
has a private practice in California. Dr. Wallace is married with one child,
three dogs, one cat, two donkeys and five sheep.