Vets helping pets
By Sue Tiffin
Published Jan. 24, 2019
Local pets will benefit after the Haliburton Pet Owners’ Assistance Fund increased by $1,233 with donations raised by staff at the Minden Animal Hospital. Dr. Peter Bennett, a director with the fund, accepted the donation on behalf of the charity at the Minden Animal Hospital on Jan. 15.
The fund’s website states they are a “Haliburton County-focused charity to assist Haliburton pet owners in need, to help meet the financial burden of emergency, critical or specialty veterinary intervention,” with a goal, “to enhance the quality of life for the pets of owners for whom their pets are a critical part of their emotional support, as well as to enable more humane treatment of animals.”
Minden Animal Hospital raised the funds for the fund through a donation jar kept at the reception, an entry fee for calendar pet pictures, printed calendars available by donation only (with help from Parker Pad and Printing), and in memory contributions for pets that have passed away. Minden Animal Hospital donated $10 each in memory of 46 pets last year.