Giving Makes the World a Better Place

Friday, 19 November 2010 16:27 by Dr. Jane

Dr Jane Bicks A time of togetherness and giving, the holiday season is upon us. Many of us will be devoting a great deal of time preparing for and spending time with family and friends. And while we may be busy scurrying about, carrying out holiday plans, the holidays are also a time when some reflect upon their lives and consider the consequences of their actions for the benefit of others.

And I’m so grateful to have a role in a company that does so much to promote the welfare and health of companion animals. As I’m fond of saying, we’re a small company with a great heart. Helping companion animals to lead healthier, longer and happier lives is not just an important company commitment … it’s our personal mission.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to speak directly to you in posts like this, to share my thoughts and insights in the hopes that they will benefit you in some way. In this post, I’d like to reveal the latest news from the work of the foundation that bears my name.

As you probably know, the Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial support to a variety of animal rescue groups, all of which are dedicated to helping to save neglected, abused and unwanted animals. Today in America, there are literally thousands of rescue organizations working to make a brighter future for these helpless creatures. We provide funding to deserving organizations that meet very specific qualifications, such as demonstrating a high level of cleanliness, maintaining a caring environment, providing full veterinary care, and facilitating adoptions of their rescues.

In the past few months, we’ve awarded thousands of dollars to numerous worthy rescue groups, including...

CopperArizona Basset Hound Rescue
Relying completely on foster homes, this devoted group of volunteers focuses their exceptional efforts almost exclusively on saving basset hounds and bloodhounds, warm and loving canines known for their devotion. Their rescued canines receive vaccinations, microchipping, spaying or neutering, xrays, as well as any needed medications and/or surgery. In 2009 alone, this proactive group took in nearly 200 dogs and adopted out 143. Furthermore, they have helped to expose the atrocities of Arizona’s puppy mills, rescuing 52 basset hounds from one mill in 2009. Our financial grant is given in honor of all of their important work on behalf of their dogs and their community.

 
GreyhoundGreyhound Pets of America
The Southeast Coast Florida Chapter of Greyhound Pets of America is a not-for-profit corporation that is organized and operated solely by volunteers. Everyone involved is dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for racing greyhounds who were treated as objects rather than the gentle, loving dogs they are just because they are no longer able to compete due to injury and/or abuse. Donations help to defray the costs of care of their wonderful dogs, to maintain their kennel, and to defer the costs of events that promote greyhound adoption to the general population. Our most recent award to this noble organization went into a special fund to help cover the costs of veterinary care for broken legs, a common malady in greyhounds.

 
AlexEast Coast Maine Coon Rescue
A relative newcomer to the ranks of America’s rescues, East Coast Maine Coon Rescue began their mission just last year. A small organization of dedicated volunteers, they are committed to rescuing abandoned Maine Coon cats and placing them in loving environments in the greater New Jersey area. In the past year, they have successfully placed 25 cats in their forever homes. I have a special place in my heart for these cats because the reason I went to veterinary school was born from caring for a homeless Maine Coon. It gives us great pleasure to support their plan to expand their network of caring through upcoming volunteer-recruiting efforts.

 
AmosAnimal Friends Humane Society
This small group has been able to accomplish a great deal over the course of the last decade. They provide superb care for dogs, cats and rabbits. These animals have been rescued from various plights, and now are housed in a climate-controlled building that’s kept impeccably clean and features both indoor and outdoor runs. With several vets providing needed medical care, these companion animals are destined for much better lives with the help of this very special group. The award to Animal Friends Humane Society will be used to pay for the medical supplies for and treatment of new arrivals.

 

Thus far this year, Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation has awarded 22 financial grants to worthwhile rescues! We’re committed to continuing our mission of providing vital assistance to these small rescue organizations. As they have proven time and time again, by accomplishing so much with so few resources, “where’s there’s a will, there’s a way”.

Best of all, every time you purchase a Life’s Abundance product, a portion of the profits are contributed to a fund that is, in turn, awarded to animal rescues just like those listed above. In fact, if you didn’t care enough to purchase Life’s Abundance products for your companion animals, thousands of homeless animals would go without the care they so desperately need. That’s why I’m so thankful for your continued business! With your help, we’re making a positive difference in the world, one animal at a time.

Wishing you the very best this holiday season, and always!

Dr. Jane Bicks

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