Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Thousands of People and Pets need your Help!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - By: Rupa Brosseau

clientuploads/enews/Disasters/100 Katrina H Case feeding kitten.jpgDear Friends,
The AVMF and the AVMA are working together to provide relief and support to veterinarians and animal owners in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster preparedness, coordination and response are a 24/7/365 concern for us and our Emergency Preparedness and Response Department but we can’t do anything without you! Please make a donation today.

The AVMF is receiving pleas from veterinarians for help them get back on their feet so they can get back to the business of caring for family pets affected by this disaster.  Just this morning, a veterinarian – who has been without power and heat for more than a week- requested money to help shelter more lost animals in her clinic. 
Historically, it is in times like these, you have responded with  overwhelming generosity, compassion, and a sense of urgency that has allowed us to stand ready to help those in need.  Please know that you have, and do, make a difference!  

We anticipate a growing need and request for assistance as Hurricane Sandy’s recovery process continues. We know that your pet is an important member of your family. You treasure its health and the time you have together. You have the power to help other families affected by this and other disasters ensure that their beloved companions will have health care, shelter, and food when disaster strikes.  By contributing to the AVMF, you reach directly into the veterinary clinic to provide for veterinary care for those who have lost so much.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. By doing so, you ensure the AVMF will be here tomorrow, no matter where the disaster.  If you have questions or information regarding an individual with disaster relief needs, contact Cheri Kowal, AVMF Programs and Impact Manager, ckowal@avma.org. We are linked with many local, regional, state and federal response coordinators who can help us, help you.

Our heartfelt thanks.