Supporting the Human-Animal Bond for Those Who Need It Most

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You've never met Mr. Bachicha, but he and his dog, Amber, need your help. Mr. Bachicha's wife passed away earlier this year, and Amber will serve as his company and emotional support during this holiday season and in the years to come. Unfortunately, Mr. Bachicha is homebound and unable to take Amber to the veterinarian. Amber may have gone without the veterinary care she needs if not for the TVMF P.A.L.S. program, which provides free veterinary care and wellness services to Amber and the pets of other Austin residents who are homebound, elderly or disabled.

The TVMF P.A.L.S. program is a partnership between the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) and the Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors (P.A.L.S.) program of Meals on Wheels and More of Austin. The purpose of TVMF P.A.L.S. is to strengthen the human-animal bond by ensuring the health and welfare of the pets of Meals on Wheels clients.

With your support, the TVMF P.A.L.S. program will be able to provide free veterinary care and wellness services to many more pets of the homebound, elderly or disabled. A $10 donation to TVMF P.A.L.S. will provide vaccines for 15 pets. By donating $25, you can provide heartworm and flea preventatives for five P.A.L.S. pets. You can provide vaccines and heartworm and flea preventatives for 10 pets by donating $50.

Visit www.tvmf.org to donate today and provide more pets with the care they need to live longer, healthier lives. The residents and pets that the TVMF P.A.L.S. program helps are often hidden from the eyes of the community but should not be forgotten. This holiday season, you can enrich the lives of these animals and the humans who love them with a donation to TVMF P.A.L.S.

About the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) was established in 1978 as a 501(c)3 charitable and philanthropic nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas. By celebrating the human-animal bond through education on best practices in animal care and husbandry as well as community and public relations, research, fundraising and the development of those individuals involved in the field of veterinary medicine, TVMF greatly extends the outreach of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). TVMF is supported through tax-deductible donations and gifts from the public, veterinarians and pharmaceutical and veterinary supply industries. Please visit www.tvmf.org for more information.

Video with caption: "The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) and Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) have partnered to provide veterinary care free of charge to clients of the Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors (P.A.L.S.) program of MOWAM. For more information on how to donate or become involved with the program, visit http://www.tvmf.org or contact Leah Ann at 512.452.4224 or ltibbitts@tvma.org." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__K5nhkq7X0&feature=youtu.be

Image with caption: "Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation logo". Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/MM31794LOGO

Contact: Leah Ann Tibbitts, Director
Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation
8104 Exchange Drive
Austin, Texas 78754
Email: ltibbitts@tvma.org
Phone: 512/452-4224
Fax: 512/452-6633

SOURCE Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation


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