Mission Statement

Mischa cover brochure photo 2Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or needed medical treatment. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or surrender them to a local shelter because of the costs involved.

While spay and neuter programs reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals who end up in shelters, animal medical care does not end with spay and neuter surgery—it begins with spaying and neutering. Spay and neuter services, although important, are not enough by themselves to keep animals out of shelters.

The purpose and mission of The Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost. Thousands of animals are sent to shelters each year, many because of treatable medical conditions their owners cannot afford to fund.

As the cost of veterinary care continues to rise, these numbers increase dramatically. Sadly, most of these animals are euthanized, since shelters cannot afford to house and treat them all and most are not adopted in time to save them.

While costs are an inevitable part of the responsibility of owning companion animals, The Pet Fund assists owners in covering medical costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care.  Adopting a companion animal always involves both expense and commitment, and if owners have a resource to help with medical services, their animals can receive necessary care despite the financial burdens involved.

Perhaps most importantly, we provide information to owners about preventative care and financial services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop resources on their own and avoid future medical crises through care and planning. In educating animal caretakers about preventative care and medical resources, their animals and all of our communities also benefit. The work of The Pet Fund keeps animals out of shelters. Thank you for your ongoing support.

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