Remember Your Four-Legged Friends on National Day of Service

Jan 17, 2013, 14:22 ET from Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama has designated Saturday, January 19, as a National Day of Service as a way to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On that date, Americans across the country will volunteer their time to serve their communities and help out their fellow man, but National Day of Service can also serve as a reminder that there are animals in need of your help too.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas, offers a number of different opportunities for both the public and veterinary professionals to assist animals in need. One of the most recent of these opportunities has come through a partnership between TVMF and the Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors (P.A.L.S.) program of Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM) of Austin. The TVMF P.A.L.S. program provides veterinary care free of charge to MOWAM clients for the purpose of strengthening the human-animal bond by ensuring the health and welfare of animals belonging to people who are homebound, elderly or disabled. The TVMF P.A.L.S. program has offered a way for several Austin veterinarians to volunteer their time and give back to their community. The program is also always in need of volunteers to help transport pets in the program to and from their veterinarian appointments.

For more volunteer opportunities related to animal welfare, contact TVMF at 512/452-4224 or inquire at your local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

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 for more information.

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


SOURCE Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation