VCA Animal Hospitals demonstrates that when organizations work together, small change benefits local companion animal welfare organizations
HAUPPAUGE, NY –September 5, 2018 – VCA Animal Hospitals, the nation’s largest animal hospital network, and its nonprofit partner organization VCA Charities, 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, 16 hospitals in Long Island collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. The local campaign raised $5,772.55 for Long Island Cares, one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations, serving thousands of individual families in need. The donation of $5,772.55 will prove very valuable to Long Island Cares enabling the organization to continue its important work in the community.
“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. 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 Long Island,” said Kimberly Audet, Regional Operations Director. “These funds are helping our valued animal welfare partner groups improve lives in our community.”
These efforts would not have been possible without the help of the hospital teams and the generous clients at VCA Aldrich Animal Hospital, VCA East Islip Animal Hospital, VCA Oakdale Animal Hospital, VCA Southgate Animal Hospital, VCA Sunrise Veterinary Clinic, VCA Animal General of East Norwich, VCA Blue Point-Bayport Animal Hospital, VCA Glen Animal Hospital, VCA Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital, VCA Commack Animal Hospital, VCA Jericho Animal Hospital, VCA Hauppauge Animal Hospital, VCA Coram Animal Hospital, VCA Sayville Animal Hospital, VCA East Meadow Animal Hospital and VCA Farmingville Animal Hospital.
About Long Island Cares
Founded by the late Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of our ability, provides for the humanitarian needs of our community. Our goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Our vision is A Hunger Free Long Island.
About VCA Charities
VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to end medically unnecessary euthanasia. 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 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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