Lakeland FL – SPCA Florida was awarded a $5,000 Banfield Foundation COVID-19 Grant for “veterinary assistance expenses”. The Banfield Foundation believes every owned pet deserves a forever home with continued medical care.
The Banfield Foundation Grant will save the lives of owned and loved animals who would otherwise not receive medical care. Funding will be used for owned pets whose families qualify financially for the veterinary assistance program. Qualifying criteria include valid proof of government assistance in the form of food stamps, WIC, Disability, or SSI. SPCA Florida is grateful for the opportunity to give our communities animals a long life of unconditional love with the families who care for them.
For more information, visit SPCA Florida Animal Hospital at spcamedical.org or call 863/646-4647.
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.
About SPCA Florida
Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland, serving all of Polk County and the surrounding communities. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 4,300 homeless animals entering our doors each year.
Open to the public, our Reva McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.
Simplistically, every $100 donated to SPCA Florida, or essentially the cost of an average adoption, equates to $3,000 worth of positive economic impact throughout Polk County, Central Florida, and the state. Additionally, we are proud of the fact that 92% of every dollar goes to program resources and helping homeless animals.