PINELLAS ANIMAL HOSPITAL PAYS IT FORWARD!
In order to better assist pets at our hospital, PAH has formed a new not-for-profit charity, Barnes’ Buddies. The charity was named in memory of our long time house pet, Barnes. Barnes came to live at our clinic after being shuffled from home-to-home for issues with storm anxieties. He changed the lives of so many of the hospital staff with his happily wagging tail and energetic personality. Barnes sadly succumbed to cancer on November 5, 2008. In an effort to keep the spirit of Barnes alive, we would like to make it possible to help other pets and their families during their time of need.
If you would like to help our charity, please click Barnes’s picture which will take you directly to the donation page. There you will select an amount, state, and clinic. Please join with us to help pets with emergency needs.
Barnes Buddy’s will be managed through The Veterinarian Care Foundation.
The Veterinary Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation created for the specific purpose of helping veterinary practices fund the discounted and no charge care they generously provide.
The Veterinary Care Foundation strives to bring together a wide range of veterinary medicine practitioners under the umbrella of one charitable entity whose purpose is to assist its Member Practices to raise funds for their charitable efforts.
Veterinary medicine has changed considerably in the past 10 years. The current economic climate has placed even more pressure on a veterinarian’s ability to help clients who might be experiencing financial hardship. The Veterinary Care Foundation was established to help cover the costs of Good Samaritan Care as well provide financial assistance to caring pet owners who need help paying for the care of their family pet.
Providing low-or-no-cost care for the beloved pet of a senior person on a fixed income, routine medical support for local police/fire working dogs, or providing temporary housing for pets in family violence situations are just a few of the ways veterinarians frequently support the community.
100% of all funds donated to the Veterinary Care Foundation go directly to improving the quality of life of pets and their people; all Foundation operating expenses are met by membership dues paid by veterinarians.