Thanks to VCA Charities, Pets for Patriots has the chance to earn a total of $100,000 in donations to fund our lifesaving work.
The Honor Our Heroes $50k Challenge starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and runs through November 11, 2019 – Veterans Day.
All donations received online or by mail will be matched by VCA Charities dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000. Major gifts will be matched up to $10,000.
Our goal with the support of this challenge donation is to receive a total of $100,000 by Veterans Day. We need your help!
A whole lot of kibble
We can do a lot of good together with $100,000.
Every $250 saves the life of person and pet in our signature adoption program or through our hardship fund.
If the total $100,000 donation were dedicated to adoptions we could support 400 veteran-pet adoptions. Each includes pre-adoption counseling, a generous contribution towards ‘welcome home’ pet essentials, and post-adoption for one year.
Our hardship fund helps veterans in our program who are experiencing short-term financial difficulty. It prevents our heroes from surrendering their beloved pets to the shelter or euthanizing them solely for economic reasons.
If we dedicated the full $100,000 towards our hardship fund, we could keep together 400 veterans and their adopted pets.
In practice, if we earned the $100,000 donation most of it would fund adoptions. This is a reflection of increased number of veteran-pet matches we make each year.
A smaller, but substantial amount of the gift would support our hardship fund to ensure its continued sustainability.
Donations matched means more lives saved
Hundreds of lives of veterans and pets will be saved if we meet our $100,000 goal.
VCA Charities matching dollar-for-dollar means that your gift has double the lifesaving impact. You may even be able to triple the impact of your donation if your employer has a matching gift program.
See if your company will match your gift.
Honor Our Heroes
The love of a companion pet is lifesaving for our nation’s veterans.
Every day, beneficiaries of our work tell us how their pets give them a new sense of purpose. Even a reason to live.
And every dog or cat adopted from a shelter makes room for another vulnerable animal to be saved.
Our unique nationwide program works on the simple idea that love saves lives. To date we have made possible more than 2,400 veteran-pet adoptions – and counting!
Help us make the Honor Our Heroes $50k Challenge a lifesaving success. Donate today.