The Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation has created a charitable fund to provide financial assistance to all Florida veterinarians affected by Hurricane Irma that have been caring for pets that have been displaced or injured. The Help Florida Pets Fund will provide much needed financial assistance to veterinarians that are providing veterinary care to sick and injured animals that have been adversely affected by Hurricane Irma. The Veterinary Care Foundation is currently providing charitable funding to more than 480 Florida veterinary practices.

Hurricane Irma DamageRichard Heysek, President of The Veterinary Care Foundation, stated “Florida is our home state, so we naturally have a large number of practices here that can take advantage of our funding to assist in their charitable care of animals affected by Hurricane Irma. We created this charitable fund specifically to help the many pets and their families that have been put in harm’s way as a result of this historic storm.”

The Foundation will insure that 100% of every dollar donated to the the Help Florida Pets Fund will go directly to veterinary practices all over the state of Florida, and all contributions are fully tax deductible to donors.

The Veterinary Care Foundation was established in 2008 and has worked with more than 500 veterinary practices throughout the U.S.

For more information on how you can help please go the Foundation’s website at and click on the Help Florida Pets Fund on the homepage.