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VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center Raises $15,919.14 for Search Dog Foundation

By on August 15, 2019

Here’s some cool news we received featuring Omaha’s VCA and the National Disaster Search Foundation. See the press release below and join us in saying congratulations!

Omaha, NE – VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (https://vcahospitals.com/midwest) raised $15,919.14 for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (https://searchdogfoundation.org/) during VCA’s annual Pennies for Pets campaign.

The mission of the Pennies for Pets program is to provide a platform for collecting donations at VCA Animal Hospitals nationally to financially support worthy local and regional companion animal nonprofit organizations. Last year, the campaign successfully raised $565,000 nationwide in three months benefiting more than 50 companion animal welfare organizations. In the past two years, the program has successfully raised and donated over $1million to companion animal nonprofits.

“We’re excited to continue the momentum of our Pennies for Pets campaign this year for the benefit of so many companion animal welfare organizations,” said Brandon Antin, VCA Vice President of Social Responsibility and Innovation. “Each VCA hospital carefully selects a deserving charity that helps pets and families in need in their communities. These charities rescue animals, provide support to those who’ve lost pets, train and provide service dogs to military veterans and law enforcement, fund medical assistance to needy pets, and help pets in many other valuable ways.”

Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. They offer professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. There are currently 73 SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams located in California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. 6 of those SDF-trained Canine Disaster search teams are located right here in Nebraska.

VCA will be presenting a check to the Nebraska search teams of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation on Friday at 2pm at Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (9706 Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE 68127).

VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (https://vcahospitals.com/midwest) Welcome to VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Nebraska’s only full-time, state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to specialty & emergency medicine. Our internationally renowned board-certified veterinarians work in partnership with primary care veterinarians by referral throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas to deliver the most progressive and appropriate treatments available in Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Surgery.

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (https://searchdogfoundation.org/)
Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. They offer professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And they ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 73 SDF-trained Canine Disaster Search Teams located in Baja California, California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Thanks to mutual aid agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be deployed regionally and nationally to make sure that when disaster strikes, no one is left behind.

VCA Charities (http://www.VCAcharities.org)

VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and support animal welfare organizations globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website to find out the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities and its programs.

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