As we step into the new year, it’s both humbling and exhilarating to look back on the incredible milestones we achieved together. The Farley Foundation, from its modest origins, has blossomed to have a remarkable impact, touching the lives of more than 15,000 pets and their families across Ontario. Since our inception, we’ve provided veterinary care totalling more than $6 million. These numbers embody the heartwarming stories of families who have remained united with their cherished pets, thanks to the unwavering generosity of our veterinarians and donors.
In 2023, the Farley Foundation reached new heights. We helped more than 1,500 pets with over $800,000 in veterinary care! This includes more than 835 dogs, over 575 cats and various other companion animals. We also celebrated the full return of our signature events in person. The Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Ride for Farley raised more than $31,000 and Fundraise for Farley Month raised $170,000 to support low-income pet owners in Ontario. Read more in our 2022-23 Annual Report.
As we reflect on these accomplishments and celebrate, we have much to look forward to in 2024. Late in 2022, we embarked on a journey to redefine the Farley Foundation’s future. Through a comprehensive mission and impact study, we reflected on our core values, our incredible donors and our dedicated team. The result? A bold new vision: Every pet deserves access to veterinary care.
This vision is more than just a statement; it’s a commitment to breaking down barriers to pet ownership and fostering the enduring bond between humans and animals. We understand change doesn’t happen overnight, but we can be steadfast in our actions.
Double our impact
Over the next four years, the Farley Foundation is setting ambitious goals to double our impact. This includes doubling our disbursement funding across Ontario to help 2,000 pets annually. To do this, we’re committed to doubling our fundraising efforts by 2027. Your continued support is vital to help us reach this target.
As we embark on this journey, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our Farley Foundation community. Your unwavering support has been the bedrock of our success. We invite you to join us in making an even greater difference in the lives of pets and pet owners in need. Together, we can make our bold vision a reality.
With heartfelt thanks and great anticipation,
Executive Director, Farley Foundation