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Hardship Emergency Loan Program for Pets. What would you do if your pet were involved in a serious accident that required extensive veterinary care?. What if you were then placed in a position in which you were forced to euthanize that beloved pet due simply to finances?.

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Hardship Emergency

Loan Program for Pets


  • What if you were then placed in a position in which you were forced to euthanize that beloved pet due simply to finances?

  • This question has been all too real for some unfortunate pet owners in Clinton County.

  • Good people who would willingly repay a no-interest loan have had no place to turn prior to HELP for Pets.


Help for pets mission statement
HELP for Pets accident that required extensive veterinary care?Mission Statement:

To provide no-interest loans to pet owners who have exhausted all other financial means to allow for urgent treatment of their pets, thus alleviating unnecessary euthanasia.


  • Achieved Federal income tax 501(c)(3) status April 25, 2011, thus making all contributions and memorials to our group deductible for income tax purposes.


2012 board of directors
2012 Board accident that required extensive veterinary care?of Directors

  • Pam Blesh – president

  • Jackie Parucha – vice president

  • Teresa Miller – secretary

  • Jean Hessler – treasurer

  • Christina Livingston Frank

  • KrishPillai

  • Jessica Sanford

  • Bud Hessler


How does the program work
How does the program work? accident that required extensive veterinary care?

  • The veterinarian identifies a client with an immediate need.

  • The client completes the loan application.

  • Approval is immediate. Care is initiated.

  • The veterinarian submits the bill and is paid directly from HELP for Pets.

  • The client repays HELP for Pets directly.


Criteria for aid
Criteria for Aid accident that required extensive veterinary care?

  • Specific veterinary conditions exist

  • Clinton County resident

  • Demonstrate need


Covered medical conditions
Covered Medical Conditions accident that required extensive veterinary care?

  • Accidents/fractures/trauma

  • Pyometra/obstetrics

  • Spay/neuter

  • Endocrine emergencies

    (diabetes, Addision’s, etc.)

  • Diagnostics performed toward diagnosis

  • Treatment of congenital anomalies


Covered medical conditions con t
Covered Medical Conditions accident that required extensive veterinary care?(con’t)

  • Prescribed food for a specific medical condition (up to 2 months)

  • Cancer treatment

  • Pharmacologic treatment (up to 2 months)

  • Exploratory surgery

  • Basic disposal fees

  • * other reasonable procedures at the veterinarian’s discretion*


Specific Exclusions accident that required extensive veterinary care?

  • Relief from prior financial obligations

  • Routine flea treatment, heartworm prevention

  • Vaccines

  • Elective procedures – grooming, declaw

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Heroics


Why is there a need for help for pets
Why is there a need for accident that required extensive veterinary care?HELP for Pets?

Meet Sampson!


We were forced to amputate his leg because the owner could not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


That was before help for pets

That not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.was before HELP for Pets!


Meet skippy
Meet Skippy! not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


Helps Families! not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


How is our group funded
How is our group funded? not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.

Entirely through

donations

and fundraisers!


Events not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.

  • January – Wine and Cheese Reception

  • Booths: Best of Clinton County, Riverfest, Clinton County Fair, Farm-City Festival, Christmas in the Barns

  • November – Halloween Dance


Christmas in the barns
Christmas in the Barns not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


Christmas in the barns1
Christmas in the Barns not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


Halloween gala
Halloween Gala not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


Riverfest
Riverfest not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


2012 t shirt design
2012 T-shirt design not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.


Community presentations
Community Presentations not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.

  • Mill Hall Kiwanis

  • Cosmopolitan Club

  • Sugar Valley Elementary School for “Dimes on a Line” project

  • Mill Hall Elementary School


All of the “work” is done not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.

by unpaid volunteers,

including all

administrative work.


Thanks to
Thanks to: not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.

  • All of the volunteers who man booths at events


Expenses 2012
Expenses not afford orthopedic surgery at a referral center.2012


To make our mission a reality, local veterinary hospitals and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

All welcomed this program as a way to end financial euthanasia and make it a thing of the past in Clinton County.


Participating veterinarians
Participating Veterinarians and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

  • Animal Medical Center of Nittany Valley

  • Central PA Veterinary Emergency Services

  • Dr. Larry Bason

  • Calico Creek Veterinary Clinic

  • Metzger Animal Hospital

  • Pine Creek Veterinary Associates


Membership
Membership and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

  • Currently at 158 individuals

  • Board of directors have included “any person that contributes $5.00 or more” as a member.

  • Benefit of membership: Being part of a group that believes in helping others to help themselves.


Membership meeting
Membership meeting and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

  • Thursday, February 7th at 6:30

  • Rebecca Gross Room of the Ross Library

  • Called for the purpose of electing officers

  • All members are encouraged to attend!


Who have we helped
Who have we helped? and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

  • Beginning in April of 2011, 14 Clinton County families/14 pets

  • Loans of over $10,000.00 for urgent veterinary care

  • All of this loaned money came from fundraising and loan repayment.


Goal for the future
Goal for the future and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

We really have only one…

…to continue to provide no-interest loans on an unlimited basis to save Clinton County pets from financial euthanasia.


Please join us
Please join us! and emergency clinics have vowed participation.

P.O. Box 541

Lock Haven, PA 17745

[email protected]

Help4petspa.org


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