The Wellness Fund
The goal of the Storms Animal Allies is to provide financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.
Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or needed medical treatment. While some agencies provide low-income families with medical care for human children and adults, there are no agencies which provide help with the expense of animal medical care. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or surrender them to a local shelter because of the high vet costs involved.
The purpose of the Wellness Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.
Thousands of animals are sent to shelters and euthanized each year, many because of treatable medical conditions. While the law regards companion animals as property, Storms Animal Allies regards these animals instead as family members who do not qualify for human medical insurance. Pet insurance programs are available, but often even these programs cannot cover the total cost of necessary medical care. In Canada, we do not have “Free” spay and neuter clinics nor vaccination clinics. Veterinarians have a standard price guideline they must follow. Storms Animal Allies seeks to bridge this gap to make companion animal medical care available to all who need it.
The Wellness Fund benefits all communities in three crucial ways.
- Thousands of animals and their owners are spared unnecessary suffering.
- The Fund is rapidly becoming a significant resource for animal care assistance, easing the fiscal and overpopulation burdens on all communities by reducing the number of animals who end up in shelters each year.
- Finally, the Wellness Fund will lessen the spread of disease throughout the country by helping owner’s affordability to vaccinations, and vet care to treat their animals promptly.
While costs are an inevitable part of the responsibility of owning companion animals, The Wellness Fund assists owners in covering medical costs beyond the normal expenses of vaccination, spay and neuter surgeries, food and routine veterinary care. Adopting a companion animal always involves both expense and commitment, and if owners have a resource to help with medical services, their animals can receive necessary care despite the financial burdens involved.
Perhaps most importantly, we provide information to owners about preventative care, pet insurance programs, and financial services which will ensure that pet owners are able to develop financial resources on their own and thus avoid future emergencies through care and planning. Such information is often hard to find, and Storms Animal Allies provides a user-friendly, comprehensive starting place where all of these resources can be accessed and implemented. In helping individuals and families to plan for the future and find financial security, their animals and all of our communities also benefit.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION OR SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, PLEASE EMAIL US AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU SOME INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION.