For its eighth year running, Community First Foundation and FirstBank presented Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 5. This was an especially exciting time for PetAid as this annual statewide movement celebrates and encourages philanthropy through online giving. While philanthropy offers many tax advantages, the main reason for giving on this special day is to benefit underprivileged pets by preventing their needless pain and suffering.
PetAid’s supporters logged onto ColoradoGives.org/PetAid Colorado to make a powerful impact on the lives of vulnerable animals in need, while helping to ensure that PetAid is able to continue the critical work that is being done through our three programs: PetAid Animal Hospital, PetAid Care Grants, and PetAid Community Outreach. Making a contribution specifically on December 5 increased the value of every dollar donated through the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund, and we are pleased to report that your efforts raised a grand total of $33,000 for all of the animals who depend on PetAid for their care and welfare.
A tremendously big THANK YOU to the 288 individuals who assisted PetAid in fulfilling our mission of keeping pets
and people together. Your gift not only extended the life of a beloved pet, but also gave a disadvantaged owner
the gift of hope during this holiday season.
PetAid provided over $1 million in medical subsidies this past year so that affordable yet quality veterinary care was made available to pet owners in dire financial straits and out of options, further overcoming the challenges of geography, funding, and access. This would not have happened without the support and generosity of caring folks like you, and we hope to continue collaborating with one another to create brighter, healthier futures for Colorado’s most underserved populations.
If you missed the opportunity to send a gift but would still like to, it’s not too late! Every donation made towards veterinary subsidies that is raised between now and January 18, 2018 will be doubled during PetAid’s Matching Gift Campaign. A gift of $100 automatically doubles to $200, which means four pets can receive a comprehensive wellness exam at PetAid Animal Hospital instead of merely two.