Responding to a disaster takes a community effort and no single person can do it alone.
It is only because of generous donors like you, who come forward during times of crisis, that AVMF is able to offer grants for disaster relief and reimbursement to those who provide veterinary medical care.
On August 8, warnings were issued for all Hawaiian Islands for high winds caused by Hurricane Dora. That day, fires ignited on the Big Island of Hawaii. The next day, three fires devastated the idyllic island of Maui. In response to the devastating fires on the island of Maui, AVMF directed an initial grant of $30,000 to support emergency efforts to treat burned and injured animals.
With your help, the AVMF has raised more than $645,000 in relief for Ukraine and distributed more than half a million dollars to the Ukrainian Small Animal Veterinary Association (USAVA) and other veterinary and animal welfare organizations working in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, airplanes filled with dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and even three pot-bellied pigs from shelters in Puerto Rico arrived around-the-clock at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J. AVMF provided a $38,000 grant for the first round of medical supplies needed for the emergency intake and care of the 786 animals airlifted to safety.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has donated $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be allocated via grants administered by the association’s charitable arm, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).