The Farley Foundation is a great registered charity that assists people in need by helping to subsidize the cost of non elective veterinary care for their beloved pets. The program was established in 2001 by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) to help disabled persons and seniors with limited incomes with the necessary medical care of their adored furry friends.
You may recognize the Farley character from the famous comic strip For Better or For Worse® by Lynn Johnston. The name of the foundation pays homage to the much-loved character Farley who died in the comic strip while trying to save April Patterson from drowning in a stream near the Patterson home. Farley’s Death shocked readers in over 20 countries around the world as readers mourned the loss. With such a large following audience Lynn and Farley are able to bring awareness to the Farley Foundation making it possible for 4,300 disabled persons and seniors to continue the relationship with the pets that mean so much to them.
The Farley Foundation believes that it is the responsibility of pet owners to be able to care for and provide for their pets throughout their lives. This includes regular veterinary care, food, vaccinations and end of life care. Many pet owners that are assisted by the Farley foundation were once completely able to finance their pets care but due to unforeseen circumstances are now dependent on government financial assistance.
During the month of October Veterinary clinics across Ontario are collecting donations for the Farley Foundation. Last year they were able to collect $243,000 which was their most successful campaign ever!
We are proud to announce that this year McQueen Animal Hospital will be collecting donations for the Farley Foundation! We will be selling the Farley Lanyards for a $5 donation as well as a bunch of other goodies. Every donation made gets a paw print to be posted on our Farley wall of donors. Donations of $15 or more may be issued tax receipts by the Farley foundation.
For more information please visit the Farley Foundation website at: “http://www.farleyfoundation.org/”
This blog post was written by McQueen Animal Hospital, a veterinary clinic in Brampton providing quality affordable veterinary care