BENEFITING: One Health Organization
ORGANIZER: One Health Organization
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2015
Please help me & Ellis help other pets through the Saving Pets Challenge
Everyone who knows me knows Ellis. He is the sweet canine friend I found on the side of a Douglasville road in 2001. He was the world’s cutest puppy and he is the most loyal friend. We have had great fun, adventures, and gone through tough times too. Hard financial times and instability in our housing situation made providing veterinary care challenging.
Veterinary care is costly and when you are unemployed, on a fixed income or have another financial reversal. It is hard to accept that you cannot take the kind of care of your pet that you know they require.
One Health Organization helped Ellis with veterinary care. We have a great veterinarian who took care of vaccinations and treatment for his chronic ear infection and his arthritis. The organization helps low income older adults and the disabled care for their pets through a veterinary care voucher program and The Project Noah fund for emergencies and ongoing veterinary care costs.
One Health Organization is participating in the Saving Pets Challenge! This is a fund-raising campaign focused on reducing shelter euthanasia. The nonprofit organization that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation. The on-line challenge will run from May 4th through June 5th. In addition to the funds raised through the challenge, there are additional prizes ranging from $1,000 to $50,000
Ellis has been a gentle, faithful, and loving friend He is 14 now. As he ages, veterinary care becomes more necessary. I am grateful for One Health Organization to help him get the care he needs. Please help One Health organization help more pets be healthy and happy at home. Give to the Saving Pets Challenge. Thanks from me and Ellis!!
One Health Organization wrote -
Annual veterinary care costs create tough choices for low-income families. Having to choose between providing care for their pet, or taking their pet to an animal rescue, shelter, or foster agency is stressful. One Health Organization programs help to keep people and pets healthy at home. One Health Family Members are able to provide a forever home and properly care for their pets.
One Health Organization currently serves people and their pets living in Cleveland neighborhoods, Cuyahoga County, and nearby areas. Low-income seniors and the disabled with a household income of 200% or less than the Federal poverty level are eligible for membership. The $40 annual membership payment entitles members to vouchers worth up to $250 Low-income households under 75% of the federal poverty level are also eligible for donor paid membership.
One Health Organization also administers the Project Noah Fund. The Project Noah Fund developed by Dr. Brian Forsgren of Gateway Animal Clinic was established to help cover the type of expenses created by ongoing medical conditions for pets. Extraordinary expenses add up quickly. A recent AP-Petside.com poll reported that families whose pets faced serious illness spent more than $1,000 on average. For One Health Family members this can be 5-10 percent of their annual budget. A donation to the Project Noah Fund saves animals.
This is great opportunity to help One Health Organization increase capacity and win the $50,000.00 First Prize. You can help. First, share news of the upcoming event by posting on social media or by emailing about the event to your network of contacts.
If you have the time and desire to volunteer, One Health Organization needs volunteers to help with spreading the word. There are opportunities to make phone calls, send emails, make social media posts, and organize events and activities related to the challenges. Each volunteer commitment is for one week or less. This is a great opportunities to volunteer together. Contact OHFM@onehealth.org for information on how to volunteer.
Please give generously to help One Health Organization win the Saving Pets Challenge today. Thank you.