Volunteer for Our Oath in Action projects

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AVMF logoThe American Veterinary Medical Foundation is seeking volunteers this fall for Our Oath in Action, a veterinary outreach program with projects across the country. The AVMF also is seeking project proposals for 2016.

The confirmed projects this year are as follows:

  • Alabama: Auburn University, Oct. 3, educational event covering disaster preparedness and response, working dogs, routine wellness examinations for pets, and responsible pet ownership; Tuskegee University, date to be determined, event providing veterinary care for low-income pet owners.
  • California: Davis, Oct. 11, event offering pet adoption, free basic veterinary care, pet owner education, family activities, demonstrations of large animal rescue, and canine behavior training.
  • Connecticut: New Britain, Oct. 24-25, event providing neutering and vaccinations for pets of low-income and disadvantaged owners.
  • Florida: Alachua County, tentatively Oct. 24, event to neuter approximately 200 to 250 stray cats.
  • Georgia: Atlanta area, Oct. 11, event providing veterinary care and grooming for pets of low-income seniors and setting up a food pantry for pets of seniors on a fixed income.
  • Massachusetts: Worcester, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 8, events providing veterinary care for low-income and homeless pet owners.
  • Michigan: East Lansing, Nov. 14, educational event to increase awareness of homeless animals covering fostering, adoption, neutering, behavior training, and microchipping.
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Oct. 24, event providing veterinary care for pets of homeless owners and medical care for the owners, event providing information about urban health and parasitic diseases.

To volunteer or find out more, email infoatavmf [dot] org (info[at]avmf[dot]org) or call 800-248-2862, ext. 6691, by Sept. 15.

Dec. 31 is the deadline for project proposals for 2016. The AVMF will support projects by providing up to $15,000 for supplies, training project leaders, assisting with marketing and publicity, providing educational materials and gifts for attendees, and supporting continuation of projects in future years. Submit proposals at jav.ma/1I1vLOX. For more information, contact Cheri Kowal at ckowalatavma [dot] org (ckowal[at]avma[dot]org) or 800-248-2862, ext. 6691.