MILTON, ON, Oct. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Nearly 300 Ontario veterinary clinics
across the province are raising funds and awareness for people and pets
all month long during October's P&G Pet Care Fundraise for Farley
Month. The Farley Foundation is a charity that assists low-income pet
owners by subsidizing the non-elective or emergency veterinary care of
the pets that mean the world to them. Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital
is one of the Farley Foundation's biggest supporters and has been the
top fundraiser during Fundraise for Farley Month for several years,
raising more than $30,000 over the past five years!
Veterinarians at Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital have seen firsthand the
difference the Farley Foundation can make in the lives of pet owners.
"One of our patients named Cuddles was experiencing severe mouth pain,"
says Dr. Jeffrey Kubinec, owner of Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital.
"Cuddles was in need of blood testing, a comprehensive oral health
assessment and treatment, and three tooth extractions. Cuddles' owners
were receiving the Ontario Disability Support Payment, and they could
not afford the necessary dental treatment. This is exactly the kind of
situation where the Farley Foundation steps in to help - and it's why
we're so passionate about fundraising."
Veterinary clinics across the province are participating in this year's
campaign by holding a variety of fundraising and awareness events and
selling exclusive Farley Foundation giveaway items in exchange for a
donation to the Foundation.
"Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital holds a variety of events every
October, including a Leash-a-Thon and our Sponsor a Spay or Neuter for
Farley Program," says Dr. Kubinec. "P&G Pet Care Fundraise for Farley
Month brings the pet lovers in our community together for a great
cause, and we are happy to be able to help pet owners in need and pets
like Cuddles get the care they so desperately need."
Help people and pets in need by visiting your local veterinary clinic
this week and making a donation to the Farley Foundation and receive a
Farley dog or cat toy! To view a list of participating clinics and
their cities, please visit: http://bit.ly/1513t4H
Plus, to view a listing of the fun-filled clinic events in support of
the Farley Foundation across Ontario, please visit: http://bit.ly/151Kdo6
Can't make it to a clinic? Read about the people and pets we've helped to date, find more details
about the Farley Foundation or make a donation directly at www.farleyfoundation.org
Established in 2002 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the
Farley Foundation assists low-income pet owners by subsidizing the
non-elective veterinary care of the pets that mean the world to them.
Eligibility: Seniors receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement, disabled individuals
receiving either the Ontario Disability Support Payment or CPP
Disability, Ontario Works recipients, pets belonging to seniors' care
facilities, and women at risk of abuse (SafePet participants). Other
conditions apply. For full details, speak with your veterinarian or
Image with caption: ""Edge" the homeless dog was one of 50 dogs neutered as part of Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital's Sponsor a Spay or Neuter for Farley program. Thunder Bay spays and neuters pets free of charge in exchange for a $100 donation to the Farley Foundation. (CNW Group/The Farley Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131030_C8142_PHOTO_EN_32689.jpg
SOURCE: The Farley Foundation
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