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VCA Charities announces "A Home for the Holidays" campaign
Support helps pets stay in forever homes while offering assistance to shelter teams
VCA Animal Hospitals has announced that VCA Charities is launching it’s “A Home for the Holidays” campaign which aims to clear shelter wish lists, cover adoption costs, and fund veterinary care in support of adoption readiness. According to a company release,1 the initiative is supported by VCA Animal Hospitals fundraising with donations from VCA clients and assistance from VCA's associates.
"From New Jersey and New Mexico to San Diego and Spokane, we're bringing joy to some of our best nonprofit partners in order to help pets find and remain in homes this holiday season," stated Kimberly West, president and chair of VCA Charities board of directors and vice president for Corporate Affairs at VCA Animal Hospitals, in the release. "In our hometown of Los Angeles, we're also providing support to shelter teams by volunteering our time and talent as they work tirelessly to ensure pets are cared for and loved on while they patiently wait for a forever home."
In a special “A Home(town) for the Holidays” grant, VCA Charities cleared the wish list of the Los Angeles County Fire Foundation Search Dog Team, a search and rescue unit part of FEMA's California Task Force 2 (CT-TF2) and was most recently deployed in response to Hurricane Ian.
"Clearing the wish list of these working dogs was especially meaningful," expressed Kim Van Syoc, executive director of VCA Charities, in the release. "These incredible handlers and canines log countless hours of training in order to effectively respond to communities in crisis – we've been told nothing brings more joy to these teams than being ready to respond."1
VCA Charities "A Home for the Holidays" campaign helps bring joy to shelter partners, pets and pet owners across the country. News release. VCA Animal Hospitals. December 20, 2022. Accessed December 21, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vca-charities-a-home-for-the-holidays-campaign-helps-bring-joy-to-shelter-partners-pets-and-pet-owners-across-the-country-301707638.html