The Animal Medical Center Creates AMC TO THE RESCUE Fund

-Helping Rescue Groups Meet the Challenge of Specialty Veterinary Care to Increase Adoptions-

Feb 12, 2013, 10:05 ET from Animal Medical Center

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Animal Medical Center (AMC), a non-profit veterinary healthcare facility, is introducing AMC TO THE RESCUE, a new charitable Community Fund, at The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.  AMC TO THE RESCUE is designed to help some of the animals currently in the care of rescue organizations to improve their chances of adoption. Through AMC TO THE RESCUE, specialized healthcare is provided by AMC's specialists to increase an animal's chances to find a 'forever home.'

The AMC already has a series of crucial community outreach programs in place to help clients in need.  "In an effort to expand our charitable outreach, The AMC admired the amazing work being done by rescue groups and recognized the difficult challenges they face, including the limited funds available for medical treatment beyond general care," said Kathryn Coyne, Chief Executive Officer of The AMC.  "We believe AMC TO THE RESCUE can provide a means for some of these needy animals to receive specialized care," adds Coyne.  For details about AMC TO THE RESCUE, please visit:

The AMC remains committed to its mission of preserving and protecting the health and welfare of all animals, and continues to provide indispensable charitable services – Community  Funds – that offer subsidized veterinary care to pets that need treatment.  In 2012, nearly $1 million in complimentary care was provided through these programs, which are all made possible by public support.

About The Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center in NYC is a non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC staff is comprised of over 80 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise across 25 specialty areas and services treating over 41,000 cases each year.  For more information about The AMC, visit:


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