Tiger Giving Day is over, but you can still give to the Pet Emergency Fund here.
Pet emergencies aren’t only stressful for pets and their owners—they can also be costly, catching owners unprepared for the financial burden.
Sometimes grant funds may be available from outside agencies, but they can take days for application processing and often can’t be used for emergency care.
Because of the generous donations made on Tiger Giving Day 2022, we were able to raise over $24,000 to help offset the cost of emergency treatment when small animal owners are in need of financial assistance.
This Tiger Giving Day, Auburn Vet Med is asking for your support of The Patient Emergency Treatment, or PET Fund, to continue to provide financial assistance for our clients who cannot afford emergency care for their sick or injured pet.
Below is Sunshine, a sweet Labrador Retriever that was hanging out with her dad while he was working on his car in the garage in the evening. She licked a small (quarter sized) amount of axle-grease and her dad did not realize it was toxic (called hydrocarbon toxicosis).
They were going out of town the next day and dropped Sunshine off at a boarding facility the next morning. Later that morning Sunshine vomited some brown-reddish vomit and was pale and cold.
The boarding facility brought Sunshine to us, and the owners could not afford the treatment. They had just spent all they had a few months previously on Sunshine’s hospitalization for parvovirus and had no more funds for vet bills and couldn’t afford hospitalization.
Thanks to the Auburn PET fund Sunshine was able to spend a night in the hospital and she made a complete recovery.