Dog wearing bandana in support of Farley Foundation in Ontario

On Oct. 1, the Farley Foundation kicks off its largest annual fundraising campaign to help low-income pet owners in Ontario.

More than 330 veterinary practices across the province will organize events for Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month. 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.

Last year the campaign raised $278,000.

To support the campaign, people can visit a local veterinary clinic to donate, and they will receive a collapsible travel bowl for their pet. Donations can also be made online at

Since its establishment in 2002 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Farley Foundation has disbursed $4 million to assist more than 10,000 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.

Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month is generously sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

For more information about Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month, or to make a donation or find a list of participating veterinary clinics, visit