At PetSmart Charities®, we believe all pets deserve to live long, happy lives in the arms of those who love them. Sadly, the lack of accessibility and affordability to veterinary care risks the bond between pets and their families. Due to increasing economic challenges, communities across the country struggle to gain access to veterinary care, including basic resources such as vaccinations and prescriptions, spay/neuter surgeries, dental services, and preventive health care for their companion animals. Given the level of inflation, the skyrocketing costs of vet care impact everyone regardless of background or socioeconomic status.
To create change within the veterinary care community and create models of accessibility for all, we partner with local changemakers to address the immediate problem while creating long-term, sustainable solutions. With your support, we’re creating impactful partnerships that help keep pets healthy, happy, and together with those who love them.
Partnerships with organizations like the Dumb Friends League who bring affordable and convenient veterinary care to all in need throughout their community. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, PetSmart Charities recently awarded a $175,000 grant to support the Dumb Friends League in their ongoing commitment to accessible and exceptional urgent veterinary care for people and pets across Colorado. Their new Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur, which opened in January 2022, offers donor-subsidized community veterinary services and diverse learning opportunities to inspire the next generation of veterinarians and animal welfare professionals. PetSmart Charities’ grant will support the hospital’s team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and customer service representatives.
This unique opportunity to partner with Colorado State University (CSU) on the university’s new “Spur” campus in Denver will allow the Dumb Friends League to serve more communities than ever before. The League’s inclusive environment at CSU Spur’s Vida building will decrease access barriers for those most in need, thereby benefiting pets, families, and their surrounding communities.
“We are so grateful for the support of PetSmart Charities in helping us significantly expand access to veterinary care for people and pets in need,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, President and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “With this generous grant, our team at CSU Spur will keep more animals healthy, happy, and in homes with the people who love them.”
Join us in keeping pets healthy, happy, and together with those who love them. Donate today.