Helping Pets Fund Resumes Grant Funding

AAHA Foundation had temporarily suspended grants that help sick or injured dogs.

Posted: July 2, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

The American Animal Hospital Association Foundation’s Helping Pets Fund recently received a $25,000 donation from Veterinary Pet Insurance, enabling the foundation to resume grant funding immediately.

The AAHA Foundation had to temporarily suspend grants in April due to depleted funds from the increased number of pets helped this fiscal year.

“We are very excited and appreciative for this wonderful gift,” said John Albers, DVM, executive director of AAHA. “By supporting the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, VPI is helping change and many times save the lives of companion animals that otherwise wouldn’t be able to receive help.”

The Helping Pets Fund helps those in need access veterinary care for their sick or injured pets. The foundation awards grants supporting veterinary care for pets that have been abandoned or whose owners are experiencing financial hardship.

Since its inception in 2005, the AAHA Helping Pets Fund has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to help more than 3,000 pets.


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