Olive & Amanda
Olive didn't have a veterinarian and had never had a checkup. Understanding the importance of preventive care but lacking the financial resources for it, her owner, a recipient of the Ontario Disability Support Program, contacted a local veterinarian to inquire about the Farley Foundation's Pets to Vets program. The veterinarian applied for Pets to Vets funding to welcome Olive as a patient, and she received her first exam and needed core vaccinations for free. However, Olive's exam revealed that she was suffering from severe periodontal disease and required surgery for a full-mouth extraction. Since she was now a patient, Olive's veterinarian was also able to apply for Farley Foundation funding to help cover the cost of her surgery.
In 2022-2023, the Farley Foundation assisted:
- 836 Ontario Disability Support Program recipients
- 164 Ontario Works recipients
- 177 pet owners earning less than $25,000/year
- 136 seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement
- 108 Canada Pension Plan Disability recipients
- 29 participants in the SafePet Ontario program*
*SafePet Ontario helps to find temporary foster care for the pets of individuals seeking safety from domestic violence.
Rose & Ashley
"Rose is a gentle and kind 10-year-old rottweiler who developed a mammary mass. The mass began to grow rapidly this winter. Her owner (Ashley) really wanted to do her best to take care of her, but she was struggling with surgical costs. We were able to assist her by applying to the Farley Foundation on her behalf. The foundation covered a large portion of her surgical fees to remove this large mass. Rose has recovered well and is back to her old self again!" ~ The veterinary team at Orillia & District Veterinary Services
The 2022 Summit Veterinary Pharmacy Ride for Farley took place in September as a hybrid event, with participants riding in-person or participating in an activity of their choice at home. More than $31,000 was raised with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to people and pets in need. Of special note was Dr. Matthew Richardson, the Farley Foundation’s past-president, who raised almost $19,000. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated—every dollar raised will help change the lives of a person and a pet!
In October 2022, more than 240 veterinary clinics participated in Fundraise for Farley Month, the Farley Foundation’s largest annual fundraising campaign, raising more than $170,000 to help low-income pet owners in Ontario. Events included dog washes, raffles, point of sale donations, bake sales, dog walks and more. The top fundraisers were Mississippi Veterinary Services ($16,100), Orillia & District Veterinary Services ($8,650) and Lake Country Animal Hospital ($8,031). Thank you to all the clinics, donors and supporters for making this event such a success!
WHY I GIVE
It pleases me to know that most of my donation will actually go to helping beloved pets who need medical care. My granddog Chloe always received the best medical attention whenever she needed it. I can't think of a better way of honouring her memory than making a donation to the Farley Foundation." ~ Ermine