Orillia and District Veterinary Services team

The Orillia and District Veterinary Services team kicks off 2018 Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month.

In October 2018, veterinary clinics across Ontario held fundraising events for the Farley Foundation, raising $265,000.

Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month is the foundation’s largest annual fundraising campaign. 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.

During the month, 365 Ontario veterinary clinics organized charity evens in support of the Farley Foundation, ranging from dog walks and bake sales to barbecues, contests and pet photos.

The top fundraiser for the 2018 campaign was Orillia and District Veterinary Services, which raised $7,620.

Since its establishment in 2002 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the Farley Foundation has disbursed over $3.8 million to assist more than 9,000 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.

None of this would be possible without the tremendous support the Farley Foundation receives each year from veterinarians, practice staff, sponsors, donors and volunteers. To everyone who’s contributed over the years, the foundation extends a heartfelt thank you!