The Farley Foundation assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their sick or injured pets and has been doing so since 2001, when it was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. Veterinarians have long recognized that pets are important for the health and well-being of their owners. Many people, such as the elderly or disabled, especially depend on their pets for support and companionship. The Farley Foundation provides funding for veterinary services provided to the pets of these most vulnerable pet owners. Farley also provides funding for pet owners that through unforeseeable circumstances find themselves dependent on government assistance.
The Cat Hospitals have a long history with the Farley Foundation. One of our patients, Willie, was the first pet to receive assistance from Farley in January 2002. Willie’s owner, Susan D’Arcy, needed financial assistance so that Willie could receive surgery to remove a bladder stone.
October is Fundraise for Farley month and each year, the Cat Hospitals find inventive ways to help. In 2013, we were able to donate over $1000 to Farley. This year, we hope to exceed that total.
Bytown Cat Hospital (422 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, Ontario)
For a $5.00 donation to the Farley Foundation, your name is entered into a raffle for a gift basket full of pet supplies valued at $70.00.
Merivale Cat Hospital (1038 Merivale Rd., Ottawa, Ontario)
For a $2.00 donation, you can take a “Selfie with Zanzibar” or receive another small gift. The two best selfies will win a small gift bag. For a $10.00 donation, you can enter the draw for “Lunch with the Vets.” Three winning names will be drawn on Oct 31 for lunch at The Table vegetarian/organic restaurant in Westboro on Nov 12 with our veterinarians.
Sharon Austin manages a selfie with Zanzibar without disturbing her morning bath!
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