The Foundations Annual Report for 2013

The Foundations Annual Report for 2013

Chester Foundation Annual Report 2013

The Chester Foundation had a very active year, with a few high visibility cases that resulted in an increase in donations and animals served.

The Chester Fund contributed $25,709 toward care for 39 dogs and 8 cats.  Thirty-five of the animals were living with someone who was homeless.  Most of the cases came from residents of Sacramento (29), followed by Roseville (8), and Davis (4).

Additional to the funds provided by the foundation, we were able to obtain the support from the veterinary community, with hospitals providing reduced costs and discounts – direct savings of over $5,000 to further assist families in need as well as the homeless and stray animals that were served.  Hospitals that participated in 2013 were the following and special thanks to:

Animal Wellness Center – Davis

Blue Cross Pet Hospital

Del Paso Veterinary Clinic

Mercy Pet Hospital

Mueller Pet Medical Center

Northern California Surgical Specialists

Pet Emergency Center – Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital

Sacramento Area Veterinary Internal Medicine

VCA – Gateway

VISTA Veterinary Specialists

Many thanks to the Murphy Family Endowment Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for their continued support ($15,000), in particular to help animal companions of the homeless.  While over $44,000 was raised this year, we anticipate that our increased visibility will result in more awareness and use of our service to aid disadvantaged animals in need of emergency medical care.

We are currently signing up additional veterinary clinic partners who can take advantage of the system we have developed to pool resources and treat animals in crisis.   Please contact Dr. Jim Young (jyoung@chesterfound.org)  if your practice would like to know more.  We also encourage private donations to make sure we are ready for emergency cases that arrive at a moment’s notice.  Click here to learn about making a donation.