Who We Are
The Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society’s Pet Emergency Fund was established in 1999 to help people with financial needs afford pet care in emergency situations. To date the fund has helped veterinarians in Erie and Niagara Counties provide care for over 4,600 pets. Funded entirely by charitable contributions, PEF has distributed over $474,000 to save the lives of viable pets and return them to their grateful families. All decisions concerning financial assistance are made independently through member veterinary hospitals.
You Are the Lifeline to Crucial Emergency Care
You know how quickly a pet crisis can arise. Emergencies strike out of nowhere and the lives of these cherished family members hang in the balance. Yet, for many responsible pet owners, it’s not the power to meet the crisis head-on that is lacking. It’s the means to pay for it.
The full cost of emergency medical care – which often includes drugs, oxygen, sophisticated diagnostic procedures, the latest medical technology and surgical supplies – simply exceeds the financial resources of many pet owners. Seniors, students and people who share their lives with rescued pets or multiple pets are often among the most financially vulnerable.
For all of us who love animals, the alternatives to immediate emergency medical care are unthinkable. Yet, before the Pet Emergency Fund was founded by concerned local veterinarians and animal lovers like you, financially challenged families had little recourse other than euthanasia or withholding treatment.
Cherished pets should not suffer untreated or die simply because their owners’ wallets are empty and credit has dried up. Thanks to your contributions to PEF, financially strapped owners — who desperately want to do the right thing — have a lifeline to crucial emergency care.