After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fundraise for Farley Month returned in October 2021 with more than 290 veterinary clinics across the province raising over $120,000 to help low-income pet owners in Ontario.
Fundraise for Farley Month is the foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Funds raised 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.
In 2021, the foundation helped more than 1,000 pets and pet owners.
Congratulations to the top fundraisers: Mississippi Veterinary Services, which raised $10,000, and Orillia & District Veterinary Services, which raised $6,445.
Since its establishment in 2002 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Farley Foundation has disbursed more than $5 million to help over 12,500 pets in need.
It subsidizes the cost of vital treatments, including diagnostics, surgery, hospitalization and medications. Pet owners demonstrating financial need can apply for funding through their veterinarian.
The Farley Foundation extends a big thank you to the OVMA Pet Health Insurance team at Petline Insurance Company for their help distributing fundraising kits to clinics across the province. Thank you to all of the foundation’s donors and supporters for making this event such a success!