Pennis for Pets 2018

VCA Charities

VCA Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly helps pets in need. Through its 33 Pet Food Pantry locations in 21 states, VCA Charities has helped to provide over 2 million pet food meals to pets in need. VCA Charities 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.

To date, VCA Charities has raised over $1M through its efforts. Donations are always welcome at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at

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VCA Charities' Pennies for Pets Program

VCA Animal Hospitals demonstrates that when organizations work together, small change benefits 52 national companion animal welfare organizations

VCA Charities, the nonprofit partner of the nation’s largest animal hospital network, VCA Animal Hospitals, 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, 700 participating VCA hospitals collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. Funds raised benefit local animal welfare charities with the important work they do on behalf of pets in need.

“We are thankful for the generous VCA clients across the country who have demonstrated their generosity by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar and helping us achieve our fundraising goal during this year’s successful campaign,” said Ron Tatum, VCA Charities executive director. “The donated small change resulted in raising over half a million dollars that directly benefit community-based animal welfare organizations that are dedicated to ensuring that all pets in need have a better chance for a happy and healthy life.”

Donors wrote messages of support on paw prints and could follow the fundraising progress at each local participating VCA hospital. Hospital managers shared that their clients were excited and eager to support the Pennies for Pets campaign. The check presentations to the beneficiary companion animal welfare organizations will take place in the coming weeks.

“This campaign is a collaborative effort between VCA Charities, our family of VCA animal hospitals and our clients, community members, and donors who all work together for the greater good to ensure that every animal gets a chance at a forever home and a happy life,” said Brandon Antin, VCA vice president of social responsibility and innovation. “We can’t thank everyone enough for helping to make this year’s campaign so successful. Pennies for Pets has demonstrated that everyone can unite around enhancing the lives of pets in need.”

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. Learn more at

Organizations that will benefit from the fundraising efforts:



Donation Amount

Animal Protection Center of South Eastern, MA

Amount TBD

BayPath Humane


Best Friends


Broward County Retired K9 Healthcare Fund


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

Amount TBD

Heaven Can Wait Animal Society


Helping Hounds


Hounds For Heroes


Humane Rescue Alliance


Humane Society of Broward County


Humane Society of Greater Miami

Amount TBD

Humane Society of Hamilton County




Lange Foundation


Legacy of Hope

Amount TBD

Long Island Cares


Marin Humane


Mission K9 Rescue


Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter




Oregon Humane Society’s Doggie


Pasadena Humane Society


Paws & Stripes

Amount TBD

Paws for Life

Amount TBD

Pets Assisting Wounded Warriors (PAWWS)


Pets for Patriots


Pets For Vets


Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


Potter League for Animals/ Animal Protection Center of South Eastern, MA

Amount TBD

Project Paws Alive


Puppy Rescue Mission


Rebecca’s Rainbow


Red Rover


San Diego Police Department Foundation K9 Unit


Sergei Foundation


Silicon Valley Pet Project


Soldier’s Best Friend/Paws & Stripes

Amount TBD

Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare




Speranza Animal Rescue


Thank Dog Rescue


The Munchkins' Mission


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 32 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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