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Banfield Foundation shares 2022 Impact report
The report highlighted 1.5 million vulnerable pets helped and 485 grants awarded
Banfield Foundation released its 2022 annual impact report that details how the Foundation was able to help make veterinary care, disaster relief, and temporary shelter available for almost 1.5 million pets in need.
"Expanding access to veterinary care takes shape in many ways. At the Foundation it means increasing grant funding and resources to partners who travel hundreds of miles to remote areas to bring free or low-cost care where there is none. It also means mobilizing teams to deliver care to inner-city communities where pet owners often lack resources," said Kim Van Syoc, executive director, Banfield Foundation, in an organizational release.1
"No matter the geographic location of pet owners, we know the demand for care is outpacing the supply—especially for pet owners facing financial barriers. Our goal for 2022 was simple—we wanted to bring more care to more pets in more places and that is exactly what we accomplished," she continued.1
According to the release,1 Banfield Foundation’s 2022 report outlines how it delivered on its goal to make preventive care possible for pets that need it most. The Foundation deployed resources, teams, and funds to help families get care for and be able to keep their pets. It also lowered financial and geographic barriers that negatively impact the human-animal bond.
Highlights from the report include:1
- The launch of its Field Clinic Scholarship Program with Rural Area Veterinary Services
- Creating and hosting 2 Mars Ambassador Program Assignments
- Expanding access to preventative care across the United States
- Responding to Hurricane Ian
- 485 grants awarded to partner organizations, institutions, or through HOPE Funds
- 133,440 pets received preventive care, including wellness checks, essential vaccines, and more across 34 states.
- $138,865 in disaster response grants for 12 states
- $1,536,540 to help pets across the United States and Puerto Rico
- $3,247, 196 awarded in support of A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS
"Beyond grants and resources, our ability to bring nonprofit partners, donors, and Associates together to support pets in need is our greatest asset in making this work a reality," said Jam Stewart, president and chairman of the board for the Banfield Foundation and head of corporate affairs for Banfield Pet Hospital, in the release. "As we continue and expand our commitment in 2023, we could not be more grateful for the vast community of supporters that help us deliver on the Foundation's mission of making preventive care possible for the pets that need it most."1
Anyone interested in reading the full report, or learning about volunteer opportunities and donations, can visit the Banfield Foundation coverage.
Banfield Foundation releases 2022 impact report celebrating $3.2 million in support of pets and the people who love them. News release. Banfield Pet Hospital. April 18, 2023. Accessed April 19, 2023. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/banfield-foundation-releases-2022-impact-report-celebrating-3-2-million-in-support-of-pets-and-the-people-who-love-them-301799534.html