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VCA Charities' Annual "Pennies for Pets" Campaign Raises over $565,000 for Pets in Need


VCA Animal Hospitals demonstrates that when organizations work
together, small change benefits 52 national companion animal welfare

VCA Charities, the nonprofit partner of the nation's largest animal
hospital network, VCA Animal Hospitals, together have successfully
raised over $565,000 to support regionally selected companion animal
welfare organizations in the annual company-wide "Pennies for Pets"

From April to June 2018, 700 participating VCA hospitals collected
donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts
to the nearest dollar or donate online. Funds raised benefit local
animal welfare charities with the important work they do on behalf of
pets in need.

"We are thankful for the generous VCA clients across the country who
have demonstrated their generosity by rounding up their purchases to the
nearest dollar and helping us achieve our fundraising goal during this
year's successful campaign," said Ron Tatum, VCA Charities executive
director. "The donated small change resulted in raising over half a
million dollars that directly benefit community-based animal welfare
organizations that are dedicated to ensuring that all pets in need have
a better chance for a happy and healthy life."

Donors wrote messages of support on paw prints and could follow the
fundraising progress at each local participating VCA hospital. Hospital
managers shared that their clients were excited and eager to support the
"Pennies for Pets" campaign. The check presentations to the beneficiary
companion animal welfare organizations will take place in the coming

"This campaign is a collaborative effort between VCA Charities, our
family of VCA animal hospitals and our clients, community members, and
donors who all work together for the greater good to ensure that every
animal gets a chance at a forever home and a happy life," said Brandon
Antin, VCA vice president of social responsibility and innovation. "We
can't thank everyone enough for helping to make this year's campaign so
successful. 'Pennies for Pets' has demonstrated that everyone can unite
around enhancing the lives of pets in need."

About VCA Charities

VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to end medically unnecessary
euthanasia. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals,
VCA Charities has helped feed thousands of pets and donated time and
money to pet charities globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website
and blog to find out the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities
and its programs at

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are
board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology,
Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA
Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to
keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more
information, visit
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About VCA

VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country
delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the
U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that
services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading
animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow
Wow (CBW), the nation's Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise,
an Inc. 5000 company.

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