This veterinary care event is for dogs and cats of local senior citizens and will feature local veterinarians and technicians sharing the love of their profession by donating their time to provide:
- Basic exams;
- Flea and tick treatment;
- Microchipping; and
- Nail trims.
This event coincides with World Veterinary Day, which is celebrated annually on the last Saturday in April. Share the Love will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Seniors, age 62 and over, who are on a fixed or low income and are located in Chester County, PA are eligible for this event. Seniors who would like to take advantage of these free services are encouraged to call PVF at 888.550.7862 to make an appointment for their pet or go online http://bit.ly/2pvPF2k. This is an appointment-only event, and unfortunately, cannot accommodate walk-ins. This event will provide basic care for pets. If further veterinary care is needed, PVF will provide a care voucher that can be redeemed at the veterinary practice listed on the voucher. Once an appointment time is secured, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided. In that email, there is a link to complete a pet questionnaire which must be completed prior to the exam. If you did not receive that email, you can complete that form here: http://bit.ly/2pu8tix
Sign up for your appointment here:
Veterinarians, CVTs, Veterinary Assistants and CVPMs who would like to volunteer at the event, go to:
PVF began sharing the love for senior citizens in Chester County in 2016 when it created its Henry’s Helping Paws Fund. This pilot program began with a partnership with Meals on Wheels in Chester County. It provided free pet food to senior citizen’s pets, which allowed owners and their beloved pets to stay together. In an effort to expand the program to not only offer pet food, but to also provide veterinary care grants to the animals, PVF was able to secure a grant from PetSmart Charities®. This grant made the Share the Love event possible, along with The Last Chance (TLC) Fund, PVF’s grant program that helps to pay for veterinary care for animals in need.
About the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) was established in 1983 and serves as the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, but functions as an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our core programs help feed, aid and educate people, pets and veterinarians of the Commonwealth. To donate to our causes or for more information, please visit PaVetFoundation.org.