Applying For Funds
Getting Your Contributions Quickly To Innocent Victims
Pet owners in need must make their needs known directly to their family veterinarian (see list of NFVS hospitals).
When a medical emergency strikes, time is crucial. That’s why The Pet Emergency Fund is structured so that decisions concerning monetary assistance rest fully with veterinary hospitals. Each veterinary hospital has full decision-making power over the funds so generously given by our caring donors.
The amount of money available for charitable medical intervention at each veterinary hospital changes each year based on the results of our on-going fund raising efforts. PEF funds are distributed quarterly to member veterinary hospitals in Erie and Niagara Counties, and are based on the number of veterinarians who work in each practice.
Veterinarians are thoughtful stewards of your hard-earned dollars! Every effort is made to use available funds to save the lives of family pets that have the best chance of recovery, and to defray costs for owners who cannot afford the full burden of their pet’s emergency care (See our hospital membership list and contact information.)
Voluntary Pay-It-Forward Pledge
Recipients of funds received through the PEF are asked to sign a voluntary “Pay-It-Forward” statement.
I understand that money donated by the Pet Emergency Fund to save the life of my pet was contributed by animal-lovers like me who believe that cherished pets should not suffer untreated or die simply because of their family’s financial circumstances.
In recognition of the generosity of others, I pledge that I will consider reimbursing PEF for the funds provided for my pet’s care, in whole or in part, as future financial circumstances may permit.
I understand that this pledge is voluntary and non-binding. Any reimbursement on my part is a voluntary gift made in gratitude for the life-saving help my pet has received, and with the hope that other cherished pets will be saved as mine has been saved.