LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This spring, VCA Animal Hospitals will again engage its network of over 800 animal hospitals across North America to raise awareness and funds for local companion animal welfare organizations. The second annual “Pennies for Pets” fundraising program is administered by VCA’s non-profit partner organization, VCA Charities. During the national campaign, clients at participating VCA hospitals can donate to help companion animal welfare organizations in their local communities.
The objective of the Pennies for Pets program is to provide a platform for collecting donations at VCA Animal Hospitals to financially support local companion animal welfare organizations. The campaign also brings awareness to charities in the local community and encourages involvement by both hospital clients and VCA team members. Last year, the campaign successfully raised $450,000 nationwide through VCA hospitals to benefit more than 85 animal welfare organizations.
“VCA has always believed that companion animals deserve a happy and healthy home since our inception in 1986. Through the Pennies for Pets campaign, we will continue our efforts to improve the lives of pets and their families by supporting local companion animal welfare organizations,” said Brandon Antin, VCA Vice President of Social Responsibility and Innovation.
VCA Charities Executive Director Ron Tatum added, “The need for assistance for pet welfare organizations continues to rise. Through our partnership with VCA hospitals on another successful VCA Charities Pennies for Pets fundraising campaign, we are all working together to help more pets in need.”
The Pennies for Pets campaign runs during the months of April, May and June with a national fundraising goal of $600,000. Donations are accepted at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at VCAcharities.org. The complete list of organizations that will benefit from the fundraising efforts are available on the website.
About VCA Inc.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in North America. Through VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA operates the largest network of free-standing companion animal veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, while its Antech Diagnostics, division operates the preeminent network of veterinary exclusive clinical laboratories in North America, servicing all 50 states and Canada. VCA also supplies diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry through its Sound™ division and through Camp Bow Wow franchises, a premier provider of pet services including dog day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and other ancillary services at specially designed pet care facilities
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals, part of the VCA family of companies, operates more than 800 companion animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care. With over 525 board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency & critical care, and surgery, VCA Animal Hospitals provides not only a full range of general practice services to keep pets well, but specialized treatments for when pets are ill. For more information, visit vcahospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
About VCA Charities
VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization 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 through their 28 Pet Food Pantries and donated time and money to companion animal organizations globally. Visit the website and blog to learn more about VCA Charities and its programs at VCAcharities.org.