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Fundraise for Farley Foundation
Monday, October 7, 2019
  By: Kingsdale Animal Hospital  In: Pet Health
Fundraise for Farley Month

The human animal bond is a very strong and special bond and for most pet owners is a major source of companionship in their lives. The goal of veterinarians is to help pets become happier and healthier and thus lead to a strong human animal bond and a happier family. When pet owners cannot afford veterinary care for their pets it puts a strain on that bond. 

The Farley Foundation is a program created by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association in 2002 and provides financial support to low income households in order to provide critical medical care for their pets. To date, the Farley Foundation has provided over $3.8 million to thousands of families to help provide veterinary care for the companions. The Farley Foundation provides financial assistance for non-elective medical procedures and treatments and has helped thousands of companion animals, big and small, furry, feathered, and scaled.  Applications are available through the veterinary clinic for individuals meeting the criteria below.

The pet owners eligible for Farley Foundation assistance include those receiving support from:

Ontario Works Program

Ontario Disability Support Program

Canada Pension Plan Disability Payments

Seniors receiving Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement

Pets owned by Senior Care Facilities

Women at risk of abuse in a registered shelter and in the OVMA Safepet Program.  

Bravecto Fundraise for Farley Month, held in October, is the Farley Foundation’s largest annual fundraising and awareness campaign. Throughout the month-long campaign, veterinary clinics across Ontario hold special events and fundraisers in honour of people and pets in need, and the Farley Foundation. This year Kingsdale is participating by raising money online at: 

We are also accepting donations in clinic! When you donate in clinic you can put your pet's name on our paw print wall of donors. We also have weekly themed giveaways, including homemade chocolate chip cookies, homemade dog treats, and Halloween-themed giveaways! 

Farley was the name of the beloved family sheepdog in the comic For Better or For Worse. Farley passed away in the comic while saving the daughter of the family who was drowning in a ravine. The artist, Lynn Johnson, graciously donated Farley's image to the foundation.
October is Farley Foundation awareness month at the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association.  

To learn more about the Farley Foundation, check out their website: 

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