VCA Charities Pledges All Funds Raised in January Will Aid Australia’s Wildfire Animal Victims

Veterinary animal welfare organizations will receive financial support to help aid family pets and other animals

Australia’s devastating wildfires have destroyed over nine million acres in the states of Queensland and New South Wales and have taken a severe toll on wildlife, livestock and family pets. It is estimated that up to a billion animals could be impacted. VCA Charities, along with the national network of VCA Animal Hospitals, have announced that all funds raised in January will be donated to veterinary animal welfare organizations in Australia who are working to help treat and care for pets and animals that have been rescued.

"It is heartbreaking when disastrous wildfires strike and all of us want to help the pets and animals affected," said Brandon Antin, Vice President, Corporate Affairs for VCA. "All funds raised will go directly to organizations who continue to be on the front lines saving as many animals’ lives as possible. As one global VCA family, our veterinary associates are ready to support the animal welfare organizations who provide ongoing critical care assistance for so many of these animal victims."

All funds will be utilized to provide veterinary care to pets and animals directly impacted by the Australian Wildfires. Donations can be made online at vcacharities.org or at any local VCA Animal Hospital across the country. For any questions, email Brandon Antin at brandon.antin@vca.com.

About VCA Charities

VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and support animal welfare organizations globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website to find the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities and its programs at http://www.VCAcharities.org.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 920 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

For more information, please visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and Facebook (facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/).

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