Pennis for Pets 2018

VCA Charities

This spring, 700 VCA animal hospitals will raise awareness and funds for local companion animal welfare organizations through VCA Charities' Pennies for Pets program. The mission of the program is to provide a platform for collecting monetary donations at VCA Animal Hospitals to support local companion animal welfare organizations.

During this time, clients at participating VCA hospitals can donate to help companion animals in their local communities. Last year, $450,000 was raised nationwide. Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $600,000. Donations are accepted at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at VCAcharities.org.

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VCA Charities' Pennies for Pets Program

VCA Charities and VCA Animal Hospitals are paw-sitively excited to announce the second annual Q2 Pennies for Pets program!

If you’re part of our family of animal hospitals, you already know that VCA cares- it’s just what we do! We are dedicated to compassionate, respectful treatment and to the health and well-being of pets at our hospitals, but as animal lovers we always want to do more.

That’s why in 2005 we introduced VCA Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly helps pets in need. Through its 29 Pet Food Pantries across 18 states, VCA Charities has provided over 2 million pet food meals to families in need. Our organization also provides free veterinary services, medication, and annual funding to over 100 humane societies, animal rescues, animal shelters, and service dog organizations across the country.

This year, our north American network of over 700 animal hospitals will be raising money for 50 local companion animal rescues and welfare organizations through our Pennies for Pets program. During checkout at your participating VCA hospital, you can donate to our Pennies for Pets campaign. Small change can make a world of difference for a companion animal welfare organizations across the U.S. Checks can be made payable to VCA Charities, or you can donate online. It’s that easy!

In 2017, the Q2 VCA Charities Pennies for Pets program successfully raised $450,000 nationwide. These funds benefited over 85 animal welfare organizations across the United States. In 2018, our national fundraising goal is $600,000 dollars. We can do it- but not without your help! The Pennies for Pets campaign runs from April through June, and donations are accepted at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at VCAcharities.org/donations.

Fundraising Totals to Date

Since April 1, our team of animal hospitals, with the support of amazing people like you, we surpassed the $265,000! We thank you for your generous support!

For more information, check out our press release and list of benefactors below.

American Humane Association
BayPath Humane
Best Friends
Calvin & Susie Hawaii Animal Foundation
Can Do Canines
Canine Assistants
Canine Companions for Independence
First Step (ARK Program Only)
Freedom Service Dogs
Hearts United for Animals
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
Helping Hounds
Hounds For Heroes
Humane Rescue Alliance
Humane Society of Broward County
Humane Society of Greater Miami
Humane Society of Hamilton County
K9s4COPs
Lange Foundation
Legacy of Hope
Long Island Cares
Marin Humane
Mission K9 Rescue
Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter
NEADS
Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie
Pasadena Humane Society
Paws & Stripes
Paws for Life
Pets for Patriots
Pets For Vets
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Potter League for Animals / Animal Protection Center of South Eastern, MA
Project Paws Alive
Puppy Rescue Mission
Rebecca's Rainbow
Red Rover
San Diego Police Department Foundation K9 Unit
Sergei Foundation
Sheriff's Foundation of Boward
Silicon Valley Pet Project
Soldier’s Best Friend/Paws & Stripes
Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare
spcaLA
Speranza Animal Rescue
Thank Dog Rescue
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas
Veterans Moving Forward
WSU Rabies Vaccination Program

Like you, we love pets and want them to live healthy, happy lives. Your contributions help us support organizations that directly help pets in need.

Other VCA Charities Programs

Pet Food Pantry

The VCA Charities Pet Food Pantry Program was created to provide nutritious dog and cat food in needy families to help keep their pets healthy and happy. The program has since expanded to 27 locations in 18 states. The mission of the Pet Food Pantry is to provide healthy, nutritious pet food to needy families that could not otherwise afford it. The Pet Food Pantry program currently provides over 40,000 lbs. of pet food annually, equivalent to 300,000 meals to animals in need.

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