Banfield Veterinary Assistance Grant
For the past two years, the Banfield Veterinary Assistance Grant allowed MCHA to sponsor up to $300 per pet belonging to a family participating in a subsidy program with any necessary additional veterinary funding to meet the needs of their pet's injury or illness care. Beginning on December 2 (#GivingTuesday) through December 31, MCHA will be working to raise $5,000 to replace the Banfield Veterinary Assistance Grant. The Banfield Grant Cycle requires that organizations take a one year break, every two years. 2020 is our break year.
The Banfield Veterinary Assistance grant allowed us to offset direct veterinary services for 152 pets in 2019.
Help support our staff and our team in reaching more pets that just need a little help.
Pet Success Stories - Possible Because of the Banfield Grant
8 years old
Soon after her heat cycle, Zoey began to seem sick. She was experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and a milky bloody discharge. She was a walk-in appointment that MCHA squeezed in during a double booked day at our Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic. We performed x-rays, then Dr. Nickel identified a pyometra, an infection of the uterus. Zoey needed an emergency surgery. MCHA coordinated this emergency surgery through one of our partnering veterinary teams. Through Banfield and donated medication, Zoey experienced a full recovery and is now doing great. There is no more risk for pyometra as she is now spayed.
9 years old
Pebbles is an aggressive (but loved) house cat. Pebbles fell down the stairs, tripped her Dad on her way down, and ultimately was stepped on. Two weeks prior, Pebbles’ family had addressed other pet emergency veterinary needs, and they found themselves without any extra money to put towards Pebbles’ care. With a broken foot requiring sedated, weekly splints, costs added up quickly. Luckily, Banfield funding covered at least 50% of the care for her broken foot. As of November 2019, Pebbles finished her 12 weeks of bandage changes with a new lease on life, but still without love for her vet team. All the same, we were happy to see Pebbles on the mend.
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