CareCredit dishes out $50,000 for AAHA's Helping Pets Fund

Apr 07, 2009
By staff
Phoenix -- AAHA's Helping Hands Fund took in $50,000 from Care Credit to help financially strapped pet owners cover the costs of veterinary care.

The foundation, an arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), awards grants supporting veterinary care for pets that have been abandoned or whose owners are experiencing financial hardship.

"Our contribution to the Helping Pets Fund is our way to continue helping pets and their families get needed care that could not be obtained otherwise," says Doug Hammond, CareCredit senior vice president, in a prepared statement.

Since its creation in 2005, the AAHA fund doled out more 1,000 grants, association officials say.

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