From left to right: Linda Munos, Assistant Hospital Manager, VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic; Erin Bialecki, Director of Development, RedRover; Kim Isett, Client Service Representative (Loomis Basin); Jon Cunnington, CVPM, Regional Operations Director; Sasha Reid, CVPM, Hospital Administrator (Loomis Basin)
August 8, 2018 – VCA Charities, the nonprofit partner of the nation’s largest animal hospital network, VCA Animal Hospitals, together have successfully raised over $565,000 to support regionally selected companion animal welfare organizations in the annual company-wide Pennies for Pets campaign.
From April to June 2018, 12 VCA hospitals in the Sacramento Area & North Valley collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. The local campaign raised $15,579.61 which supports RedRover who is dedicated to providing essential services on behalf of local pets in need.
“We are thankful for the generosity of VCA’s clients across the country who have demonstrated their generosity by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar and helping us achieve our ambitious fundraising goal during this year’s successful campaign,” said Ron Tatum, VCA Charities executive director. “Donated small change resulted in raising over half a million dollars that directly benefit community-based animal welfare organizations who are essential to ensuring that all pets in need have a better chance for a happy and healthy life. This donation is part of the $565,000 raised across the country through our Pennies for Pets campaign.”
“We want to thank all of those clients, donors and staff for helping to make this year’s Pennies for Pets a success here in the Sacramento Area and North Valley,” said Jon Cunnington, Regional Operations Director. “These funds are helping our valued animal welfare partner improve the lives of pets in our community so local animals get a better chance for a forever home and a happy life.”
Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. We provide soft hands and warm hearts when animals and people are in crisis and pain, while seeking opportunities to work collaboratively with agencies and other organizations to further our mission. We empower educators to help kids develop empathy and awareness of animals’ well-being and increase awareness about the importance of the human-animal bond. RedRover is based in Sacramento, California. www.redrover.org.
About VCA Charities
VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to help pets in need. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities has helped feed thousands of pets and donated time and money to pet charities globally. Visit the VCA Charities website and blog to find out the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities and its programs at www.vcacharities.org.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.
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Amy Eldridge, Local Marketing Manager, VCA Animal Hospitals