The Farley Foundation
Helping people. Healing Pets
On Oct. 1, 2017, the Farley Foundation kicked off its largest annual fundraising campaign to help low-income pet owners in Ontario.Funds raised will help pet owners in financial need — including seniors, disabled individuals, women at risk of abuse and others receiving government assistance — by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their sick or injured pets.
More than 300 veterinary practices across the province of Ontario will organize events for Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month.
Supporting the Farley Foundation and the people and pets it helps couldn’t be easier! Visit a local veterinary clinic to donate, and in return you will receive a Farley Foundation bandana for your pet!
Can’t make it to a veterinarian clinic, don’t worry, donations can also be made online at farleyfoundation.org.
Since its establishment in 2001 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Farley Foundation has disbursed $3.4 million to assist more than 8,000 pets in need. It subsidizes up to 100 per cent of the cost of care to a maximum $1,000 per pet or pet owner per year for vital treatments, including diagnostics, surgery, hospitalization and medications. Pet owners demonstrating financial need can apply for funding through their veterinarian.
The Farley Foundation’s success is due in part to partnerships with companies like Merck Animal Health — the 2017 campaign sponsor — that share its passion for pets and supporting the people who care for them.
THE FARLEY FOUNDATIONS MISSION
To help low-income pet owners continue to enjoy the companionship of their pets as long as humanely possible by subsidizing the cost of non-elective (necessary) veterinary medical care for those pets.
ABOUT THE FARLEY FOUNDATION
The Farley Foundation subsidizes necessary veterinary care for the pets belonging to low income seniors, seniors’ care facilities, persons with disabilities, Ontario Works recipients & abused women (OVMA SafePet Program).
Eligibility criteria includes: Seniors receiving GIS, persons with disabilities receiving the ODSP or CPP Disability, Ontario Works recipients, pets belonging to seniors’ care facilities, and women at risk of abuse*. Applications for funding are made by veterinary clinics on behalf of eligible pet owners.
The Farley Foundation was generously founded, and is currently administered by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, which covers most of the Foundation’s overhead costs (staffing, office space, etc.).
The Farley Foundation name pays tribute to one of Canada’s most famous pets, Farley the Old English sheep dog from Lynn Johnston’s internationally syndicated comic strip, For Better or For Worse®. In the comic strip, the beloved Farley character died after saving a family member who had fallen into a ravine. Lynn generously allows the Foundation to use Farley’s image to promote the Foundation’s good work.
*Visit www.farleyfoundation.org for full eligibility criteria.
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Let’s help the Farley Foundation help people and pets in need by supporting their annual campaign today!