Philanthropy Record of the University of Georgia Pre-Veterinary Club
Our club was founded on the principles of friendship, academic enhancement, community service, and philanthropy. Each year, the Pre-Vet Club members work together to raise money to donate to a chosen philanthropy.
This year, our members voted to raise money for the G.R.A.C.E. Fund! The G.R.A.C.E. Fund offers financial assistance to clients of the UGA Teaching Hospital that cannot afford treatments for their dogs.
This year, our club chose to raise money for the Boo Radley Foundation. We are so excited to sponsor this organization for the second year in a row!
Our club members voted to sponsor the Boo Radley Foundation!
The Boo Radley Foundation is a first of its kind 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established to promote medical research for diseases that are common to humans and our companion animals. Unfortunately, our companion animals develop and die from many of the same diseases that afflict humans. These diseases include numerous forms of cancer, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, influenza, metabolic storage diseases, such as lysosomal storage disorders, and many, many others.
Our club raised and donated $8800 to Athens Area Humane Society for our 2014-2015 philanthropy!
Club members voted on the G.R.A.C.E. Fund as the 2013-2014 philanthropy, and we raised over $8000!
In the 2012-2013 school year, we raised and donated $3800 to the Athens Area Humane Society!
This year, we raised and donated $8000 to our philanthropy, The Georgia Equine Rescue League! We are so excited to have supported this incredible large animal organization!
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has an Equine Division that is committed to protect and seize horses in the state of Georgia who have been subject to neglect. However, there are no funds allocated for the care of the confiscated animals, so the Georgia Equine Rescue League was founded to collect public donations in support of this division of the GDA. Additionally, GERL works with local law enforcement to assist in the enforcement of equine protection laws, teach officers proper handling techniques, and provide temporary equine holding facilities when needed.
Our club raised and donated $3520 to our philanthropy, Helping Paws!
Pawtropolis is a doggie daycare and boarding facility located in Athens, GA. It offers a Self-Service Doggie Spa, Pet Boutique, Kitty City, Grooming, Obedience, and more. Profits of Pawtropolis help to support Helping Paws Rescue, which is a non-profit animal rescue organization created by the owner of Pawtropolis. Dogs and cats are rescued from situations where they would otherwise be put to sleep if they did not step in.
During the 2009-2010 school year, our club raised and donated $1000 to the Athens Area Humane Society!
The Athens Area Humane Society is a no-kill non-profit organization dedicated to lowering area euthanasia rates through adoption, spay/neuter, and pet retention programs. The shelter rescues and cares for homeless animals at risk of being euthanized, helps the community deal with feral cats by offering a low cost spays and neuters to keep the population under control, provides low cost vaccinations for local pet owners, and educates the public concerning animal welfare and pet owner responsibility through school visits and social outreach.
Club members voted on the G.R.A.C.E. Fund to be the recipient of $800 for the 2008-2009 year!
The G.R.A.C.E. (Grace, Rosemary, Athena Canine Emergency) Fund is designed to help clients of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Teaching Hospital who have demonstrated financial need to help cover the cost of any medical procedure for their dog. The fund is set up to help dogs who are ill, injured or require routine care which their owners cannot afford. The G.R.A.C.E. Fund will pay for preventive care as well as treatment for diseases like cancer, hip dysplasia, eye and skin diseases, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and a host of other ailments from which dogs may suffer.
Throughout the 2007-2008 school year, we raised $1000 and donated it to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary!
Noah's Ark is a non-profit animal sanctuary for abused, unwanted, and neglected animals with over 1,500 animals and 100 different species. Noah’s Ark’s mission is to provide a home for injured, abused, and orphaned animals, to provide awareness through their rehab and education programs that emphasize all living things have value no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, and to provide unconditional love and care for animals who have special needs in their lives whether mental, physical or emotional.
We are proud to annouce that we raised and donated $1500 to Bear Hollow Zoo this year!
Bear Hollow Zoo is home to only non-releasable native wildlife housed in natural habitat exhibits. The zoo relies heavily on donations and volunteers and always remains committed to conservation through the education of its visitors. By educating the public, Bear Hollow helps motivate people to protect wildlife and the habitats that they depend upon.