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Veterinary Emergency Group raises over $1 million for charity
The proceeds will help underserved pets
Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) announced it raised over $1 million to help underserved pets through its charitable program VEG Cares and other causes. Throughout October, VEG raised money through VEG Cares Share Day and its second annual VEG Cares 5K.
VEG Cares helps underserved pets within local communities across the country. VEG Cares operates completely on donations to provide care to pets in need within all VEG hospitals, including pets whose families are in financial distress, displaced by natural disasters, police, service, and fire animals, and animals being cared for within shelter and rescue organizations.
“We are thrilled by the outcome of these two VEG philanthropic efforts that become more successful each year,” said David Bessler, VMD, founder and CEO for VEG, in an organizational release.1 “The money raised by VEG Cares Share Day and the VEG Cares 5K will help us to continue to help people and pets when they need it most.”
According to the release,1 on VEG Cares Share Day, which was held on October 6, 100% of proceeds from the participating locations went to charity, with 50% going to the hospital’s VEG Cares account and the other 50% going to charities that the VEG team members pick.
Then on October 29, VEG hosted the 2nd Annual VEG Cares 5K and raised $213,000 to help support the VEG Cares charitable program. Over 250 local families and pets participated in the race that went through Manhattanville College located in Harrison, New York.1
Veterinary Emergency Group raises more than $1million for charity. News release. Veterinary Emergency Group. November 2, 2022. Accessed November 2, 2022.