Merlin was a beautiful Corgi that underwent treatment at FVRC for bladder cancer, diabetes and a liver tumor. As you can imagine with Merlin’s complicated medical conditions he had many trips to our office. Often during Merlin’s visits his family would get to know other patients. Some patients were in need and Merlin’s family donated generously to help with treatments. It is this generous nature and Merlin’s perseverance that inspired us to make him the namesake for our fund – Merlin is one of our Miracles!
This fund is an FVRC partnership with the Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and was put in place to help expand the avenues of giving to help pets in need. Since the foundation’s operating expenses are funded through FVRC membership dues, 100% of every dollar donated to MERLIN’S MIRACLE FUND is used to assist in the treatment of sick or injured animals.
How the Funds are Used
Merlin’s Miracle Foundation donations are generally restricted to the following:
- Funding for Good Samaritan cases
- Assistance for pet owner’s in financial crisis
- Care for pets harmed or displaced by natural disasters
Funding recipients must have a treatment plan and estimate from FVRC hospital and demonstrate that all other payment options have been exhausted including:
- Personal finances (credit cards, Wells Fargo and care credit)
- Donations from family and friends
- Additional fundraising efforts
Pet should have a good prognosis from a single intervention for long-term recovery to a normal quality of life
Would you like to support Merlin’s Miracle Fund?
When you make a donation to the MERLIN’S MIRACLE FUND, 100% of your tax-deductible gift will support the care of pets in need. To reach out and help please donate through our secure on-line process by clicking the ‘DONATE NOW!’ link above.