Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Vetritionals Pet Rescue Fund. Our mission with this initiative is to support rescue and relief efforts of pets affected by natural disasters and other devastating emergencies.
Zak George, host of Animal Planet’s “SuperFetch” and YouTube’s most subscribed dog trainer, has produced a documentary illustrating of our efforts with this initiative to save pets affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill:
During large-scale crises, many pets are relinquished or otherwise become displaced from their homes and end up in animal shelters. These shelters generally lack the resources necessary to handle such dramatic influxes of pets, and they quickly become overwhelmed. When this happens, the dogs and cats at these shelters unfortunately face a second heartbreaking adversity: many have to be euthanized because there is simply neither the space nor money to care for them.
The Vetritionals Pet Rescue Fund aims to prevent the euthanasia of so many pets by providing financial assistance to animal shelters and other nonprofit organizations working to care for pets affected during large-scale crises. Through a 5% donation of all sales proceeds and the coordination of donations from pet owners and others directly into the Pet Rescue Fund, we hope to save as many dogs and cats as possible.
Thousands of pets have been affected by the recent BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Because the oil spill has impeded the livelihood of so many families in the area, many have been unable to afford to care for their pets. Consequently, the animal shelters along the Gulf Coast have been inundated with pet relinquishments, resulting in a sudden overpopulation of the shelters.
As reported by the national media, this dilemma has resulted in the euthanasia of an appalling number of pets, including one shelter regrettably having to euthanize two-thirds of the dogs and cats it took in during the month of June, 2010. These pets, in fact, have been dubbed “hidden victims of the BP Oil Spill.” We at Vetritionals simply cannot stand for this and are presently concentrating Pet Rescue Fund resources at animal shelters and other nonprofit organizations in the Gulf Coast region.
Vetritionals is also working with Zak George, host of Animal Planet’s “SuperFetch” and YouTube’s most subscribed dog trainer, to spearhead Pet Rescue Fund efforts in the Gulf Coast region. Zak recently made a trip to New Orleans to visit a Louisiana SPCA shelter to assess the shelter’s situation and needs. He also took part in a handout of pet food to assist people who were hurt financially by the oil spill.
The video at the top of this page follows Zak’s visit and reveals the magnitude of the situation there. Here’s another video of Zak George’s visit to New Orleans.
You can help too. We have committed to donate 5% of every purchase of one of our products to the Vetritionals Pet Rescue Fund. This fund is being administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and nearly 100% of the fund expenditures are going directly to nonprofit organizations involved in the rescue and relief of affected pets.
So, please make a purchase of a Vetritionals product, and take satisfaction in knowing that when you do, you are helping to save a pet’s life and have it placed it in a loving home.
You may also help further by making an additional donation through the link below. One-hundred percent of your donation will go directly into the Vetritionals Pet Rescue Fund administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. If you can find it in your heart to donate $5 or $10, your small contribution will go a long way toward sparing the lives of many wonderful pets and helping them to get adopted by loving families.
Finally, another way you may help is by adopting one of the pets displaced by the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast oil spill. There are many beautiful and loving adoptable pets waiting for a good home like yours. Start by browsing the pet adoption listings on our site.
Thank you again for your interest in the Vetritionals Pet Rescue Fund.