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WHATHelps low-income seniors who are struggling financially to pay for veterinary care for their pets.
WHYSo that elderly living on limited incomes can continue to keep and care for their beloved pets.
WHEREThe Farley Foundation.
Ontario, Canada.

Program Description

“Sharing our lives with an animal helps us treat stress, depression, high blood pressure, and increases social interaction and physical activity. The simple act of petting an animal has been shown to lower your heart rate and increase a sense of well-being. Looking after our pets also contributes to our sense of purpose. For many who are elderly or have a disability, or who are suffering from temporary financial hardship, this is critical to their well-being.”

“Ontario Veterinarian Medical Association established the Farley Foundation in 2002 to help pet owners who aren't able to afford necessary or emergency veterinary care for their pets. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest charities of its kind, serving as a leader for veterinary charities that help pet owners across North America.”

The Farley Foundation pays for veterinary care such as surgery, hospitalization and diagnostics however does not cover routine vet exams, vaccinations, pet food, and spay/neuter.

Seniors living in senior care facilities may also be eligible for financial pet assistance.

The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinarian Medical Association.

Anyone looking to help the elderly and their pets can donate to The Farley Foundation.

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