LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA Animal Hospitals, the nation’s largest network of freestanding animal hospitals, and its nonprofit partner organization VCA Charities, have come together again to raise awareness and funds for worthy companion animal nonprofits. In their successful annual campaign “Pennies for Pets,” participating hospitals will be collecting donations for more than 55 nonprofits and allowing customers to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar to benefit the charity.
The mission of the Pennies for Pets program is to provide a platform for collecting donations at VCA Animal Hospitals nationally to financially support worthy local and regional companion animal nonprofit organizations. The fundraising campaign also brings increased awareness for pet welfare charities in the local community and encourages involvement from both hospital clients and staff. Last year, the campaign successfully raised $565,000 nationwide in three months benefiting more than 50 companion animal welfare organizations. In the past two years, the program has successfully raised and donated over $1 million to companion animal nonprofits.
Donors will be able to write messages of support on paw prints and follow the fundraising progress at each local participating VCA hospital.
“We’re excited to continue the momentum of our Pennies for Pets campaign this year for the benefit of so many companion animal welfare organizations,” said Brandon Antin, VCA Vice President of Social Responsibility and Innovation. “Each VCA hospital carefully selects a deserving charity that helps pets and families in need in their communities. These charities rescue animals, provide support to those who’ve lost pets, train and provide service dogs to military veterans and law enforcement, fund medical assistance to needy pets, and help pets in many other valuable ways.”
The “Pennies for Pets” campaign will run from March 24 through June 30 and VCA Charities has set a goal of raising $1,500 per participating hospital and $1,000,000 nationwide. Donations are accepted at participating U.S. VCA Animal Hospitals and online at VCACharities.org.
About VCA Charities
VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and support animal welfare organizations globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website to find out the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities and its programs at http://www.VCAcharities.org.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 900 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Brazil. 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 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and 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, please 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., Canada and Brazil, 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.