Fundraise for the Farley Foundation

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.

Fundraise for the Farley Foundation

Fundraise for Farley Month

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!

Fundraise for the Farley Foundation

Get your Farley Foundation bandana at veterinarian clinics today!

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.

For more information about Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month, or to find a participating veterinary clinic or make a donation, visit www.farleyfoundation.org.

 

Fundraise for the Farley Foundation

The Farley Foundation

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.

Let’s help the Farley Foundation help people and pets in need by supporting their annual campaign today!

 

Author: Kelly Harding with Edie The Pug

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19 Comments

  1. Thank you for helping share the news about The Farley Foundation. I hadn’t heard of this group, but love their mission and the work they do to help others. Interesting to know that the name Farley is a tribute to the For Better or for Worse comic strip!

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  2. What a wonderful cause to raise funds. I know many people that are in situations where they have pets yet have trouble finding help to care for vet/medical needs due to lack of resources. Will share this post with others.

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    • Thank you for sharing! It’s important for those in need to know that there could be help available out there for them and their pets.

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  3. This is not only thoughtful but necessary. So many low income people, abused and disabled people put their pets first because they understand their value to their health…thanks for sharing.

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    • We all know the many benefits of having a pet, so I believe if we can help those pet owners in need to help their pets, than everyone benefits!

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  4. What an absolutely wonderful organization! I just had a gal write to me about her daughter’s dog who has seizures, but cannot afford the medications and tests to help him. We do have The Wally Foundation, but they are small and have limited funding. This is such a wonderful cause. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  5. This is so wonderful to read. Vets are getting a bad press in the USA for their persistence in declawing cats for profit – so to see so many veterinarians back this important cause is really amazing.

    For people to know they might be able to get vital treatment for their beloved pets is hugely important even on a low income is a huge thing. People who would rather starve than ask for help, will swallow their pride and launch a YouCaring sometimes they are so desperate they want to get their pet treatment.

    We all need to be more positive and pro-active in helping, just like this.

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  6. I had never heard of the Farley Foundation. I’m so glad to hear that people in need can get veterinary care for their pets.

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  7. Wow, I love this. I haven’t heard of the Farley Foundation, but absolutely love their mission. I have worked in a few pet food pantries in our area. As far as I know, we don’t have any kind of financial assistance programs for economically challenged pet owners.

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    • And I have never heard of a pet pantry before! I’m going to see if there is such a thing in my area. It makes sense though, if you are going to help people help their pets, they need not only one, but both, nutrition and healthcare.

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  8. Great Fundraiser and thank you for sharing as there are so many pet owners that cannot afford vet costs etc due to different financial issues. We have an amazing organization in San Francisco called VetSOS that goes to different dog parks also to help the homeless with their pets.

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    • I’m going to have to look into this organization VetSOS and read more about them. Thank you for letting me know about them.

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  9. What an excellent organization! People sometimes say, “If you can’t afford a pet, don’t get one.” There is a flaw in that notion – anyone can be flush with money one month, and discover that they’re essentially broke a month later because of job loss, divorce, illness, etc. It is heartbreaking when a family discovers that their beloved pet needs a procedure that they can no longer afford for whatever reason. Let’s not judge other pet owners – let’s just help them and their pets out.

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    • Well said! We can never know what is going on in someone’s life, and pets sometimes are be the only comfort a person has at times. We need organizations like the Farley Foundation to help people help the pets that give us/them comfort and even a reason.

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  10. The Farley Foundation is an incredible organization, doing so much for so many in need of assistance. Our veterinary clinic fundraises for them.

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    • Incredible organization! I hope if you visit your vets office you will make a donation and get a bandana!

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  11. Such a great fundraising initiative to help disadvantaged pet owners and pets in Ontario. I’ll definitely be supporting and sharing.

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    • The Farley Foundation is a wonderful organization, helping so many in need. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. This sounds like a fantastic fundraiser! I love that so many vets are involved too!

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