Animal Hospital of Rowlett has created the Caring for Pets Foundation
with the vision of "improving the lives of pets," and has grown into a fund to help people provide necessary veterinary care for their pets.
What is the Caring for Pets Foundation?
The Caring for Pets Foundation funds emergency, urgent, and non-elective veterinary care. These are cases where life-saving treatment or alleviation of pain and suffering is needed. Routine checkups, vaccinations, spay/neuter and other kinds of preventive care are not eligible, nor do we fund euthanasia and/or cremation. Dental treatment is an area in which we reserve funds for those truly difficult treatments.How is "Need" Determined?
To determine which animals will receive care from funds in the Caring for Pets Foundation, we look first at treatment eligibility. Again, it must be emergency or non-elective treatment to be eligible. We then look at the pet owner's eligibility. We do not review income specifically but have chosen a group of specific state and federal benefits for low income individuals to determine eligibility. This allows us to operate within our doctor and staff team because we don't need committees for extensive review of financial information.
In very rare cases, we can approve grants for those in temporary financial hardship. This hardship must be unrelated to the veterinary expenses and must be quite significant. We also have a small amount of funding for abandoned pets who are relinquished to the veterinary practice for treatment.
We are trying to raise awareness of the Fund among the general public and increase donations from that sector. This would allow us to increase the amount of funding available and/or the types of cases in which we can help. When we started the Fund, we aimed for what we thought we could sustain, but we would love to grow.How Can I Help?
Your tax-deductible contribution can help ensure the future of the program described above. Any person who wishes to make a gift to the foundation in memory of a pet, may do so by donating money here or by sending a check made out to Caring for Pets Foundation to the address below. For gifts made in memory of a pet, the owner will receive a letter from the foundation, notifying them of your gift.For more information on
Caring for Pets Foundation, including ways you can donate to help needy animals, please contact:
P.O. Box 1234
Rowlett, TX 75088
or visit the website at: http://ahrdvm.com/community-services/services/community-services/caring-for-pets-foundation