WHY I GIVE
Being able to donate to the Farley Foundation is very important to me. I've been lucky to be able to afford proper pet care through the years and I can't imagine having to give up a pet just because of lack of funds. Pets get us up in the morning and no matter our mood, they just want our love. If I can just help one pet then it's most definitely worth it. Thank you Farley Foundation for everything you do. ~ Helen, London, Ont.
In 2016-2017, the Farley Foundation assisted:
- 631 Ontario Disability Support Program recipients
- 110 seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement
- 93 Canada Pension Plan Disability recipients
- 86 Ontario Works recipients
- 6 participants in OVMA's SafePet Program*
*The SafePet Program helps to find temporary foster care for the pets of women seeking refuge in an Ontario women's shelter.
The Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Ride for Farley was held in September 2016. Veterinarians, friends and family rode up to 100 km in Milton and several other locations across the province, raising $94,000 for the Farley Foundation. The foundation extends its sincere appreciation to Summit Veterinary Pharmacy, the event’s title sponsor, for supporting the event financially, and providing volunteers and support vehicles. A big thank you also goes to the riders and donors, with special recognition going to Dr. Matthew Richardson, who raised more than $18,000.
Royal Canin Fundraise for Farley Month was held in October 2016. Hundreds of veterinary practices across Ontario pitched in to raise more than $270,000 in support of the foundation. Events included dog washes, raffles, pet costume contests, even a long-distance swimming challenge. Thank you to all the participating clinics! The top fundraiser was Oakpark Pet Hospital in Oakville, which raised more than $11,600. The Farley Foundation would like to thank title sponsor Royal Canin and gold sponsor Petsecure Pet Health Insurance for their generous support.
The OVMA/Farley Foundation Golf Tournament was held in August 2017 at Victoria Park Golf and Country Club in Guelph. The event included 148 golfers who enjoyed a great day on the links and raised $28,000 for the Farley Foundation. Thank you to the golfers and the many companies that supported the event, and for their support of people and pets in need.
Daniel & Feisty
When Feisty developed a cyst on her ear, her owner Daniel didn't know how he would afford treatment. But his veterinarian knew about the Farley Foundation and applied for funding to cover Feisty's veterinary care. "I think she knows I'm happy that she's with me," says Daniel of Feisty. Here's their story.
Created with images by cofluoxetine - "Man's Best Friend." • Chinda Sam - "untitled image" • Angelina Litvin - "Lap dog" • nomao saeki - "Stroking a yawning dog"