First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP), the region’s leader in providing affordable and accessible veterinary care across northeast Florida, has been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation® to help keep pets in homes and out of shelters during the Covid-19 crisis.
The grant is part of the Banfield Foundation’s nationwide Covid-19 response effort during these uncertain times to support nonprofit organizations that provide veterinary assistance to pet owners and work to keep pets in homes with their families.
First Coast No More Homeless Pets provides reduced-cost and charitable care to community members who have a qualified need. The recent economic challenges have created a greater demand for these services, while at the same time, demand for care at the non-profit’s regional safety-net hospital on Jacksonville’s westside and clinic on the city’s northside has held steady.
“Saving lives, keeping dogs and cats out of shelters, and providing quality, low-cost veterinarian care to everyone in the community is our mission,” said Dr. Yvonne Kline, chief medical officer at FCNMHP. “Because of the Banfield Foundation’s continued support, no animal will be turned away during this time, especially if their family has been impacted by the coronavirus.”
The Banfield Foundation was founded in 2015 with a mission to enhance the wellness of pets and communities across the country. The foundation is the charitable arm of Banfield Pet Hospital, which has more than 900 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
About First Coast No More Homeless Pets: The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all as we save lives by keeping dogs and cats in homes and out of shelters, provide low-cost spay/neuter services with emphasis on feral/community cats, and deliver a broad range of related programs and services. Founded in 2002, FCNMHP has become a key partner for local shelters in lowering euthanasia rates and is a vital part of the metro Jacksonville community as the area has achieved national recognition for reaching our No-Kill 90% goal with our local partners. Please visit www.fcnmhp.org to learn more about our mission and our impact.
About Banfield Foundation: At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information, visit BanfieldFoundation.org