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Reference Desk April 2012

Fund Helps Pets Get Needed Veterinary Care

    COSTA MESA, California, April 4, 2012—For the fifth consecutive year, CareCredit is continuing its support of the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Helping Pets Fund as Founding Benefactor with a donation of $45,000, presented this month during the AAHA Conference in Denver.

    On January 1, 2012, the Fund suspended grants due to demand outpacing donation levels. As a result of CareCredit’s support, the Fund has immediately resumed grant funding, helping save pets and positively impacting their human family members.

    Created in 2005, AAHA’s Helping Pets Fund has awarded nearly 4,000 grants, valued at more than $1 million, to help companion animals receive quality health care from AAHA-accredited veterinary practices. Many of the pets helped would not have received necessary care otherwise, including over 1,500 sick, lost or abandoned pets affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. To date, the Fund has been utilized by more than 800 AAHA-accredited practices in the U.S. and Canada.

    “CareCredit’s goal in veterinary medicine is to help animals big and small get the level of diagnostics and care they need and this opportunity is a natural fit for us,” said Doug Hammond, Senior Vice President of Sales for CareCredit. “We’re honored to continue working with AAHA’s Helping Pets Fund to support these dedicated veterinary care teams, and to be available as a payment option in more than 65% of veterinary hospitals nationwide.”                                  

    About the AAHA Helping Pets Fund
    Created in 2005, the AAHA Helping Pets Fund has awarded nearly 4,000 grants of more than $1 million to help companion animals receive quality healthcare. Many of the pets helped would not have received the necessary care otherwise. For more information, please visit www.aahahelpingpets.org.

    About CareCredit
    Founded in 1987, CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that helps clients and their pets get the care they want, without hesitation or delay.  CareCredit is currently accepted as a payment option at more than 150,000 enrolled healthcare practices nationwide. Over the past 25 years, more than 20 million people have chosen to use CareCredit to pay for care for themselves, their families or their pets. For more information, visit CareCredit online at www.carecredit.com, www.twitter.com/CareCredit, enrolled practices call 800-859-9975 option 1, then 6; or practices interested in adding CareCredit call 800-300-3046, ext. 4519.

    Source: CareCredit


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