FETCH a Cure is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education.
We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.
Through the Pen Pals program, FETCH is helping rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers have a second chance. By working cooperatively and bonding with the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long skills and the trained dogs find life-long homes.
FETCH a Cure’s Needs Statement:
This year, 12 million dogs and cats, will develop cancer. The disease is evolving faster and affecting more families than ever before. Thankfully, treatment is helping and extending, quality lives to many pets. Cancer is NOT a death sentence. FETCH believes that people should not have to make a choice for treating their beloved pets due to finances. Our ‘Companions in Crisis’ Fund is available for families in Virginia who qualify for funding. This program is unique and exceptional in it’s’ mission and with need so severe, it is imperative that we take on a full – time person for this purpose. A grant of $105,000 would ensure this position for three years.
Volunteers are essential to our efforts. Community awareness and education of the public ensure that people know the warning signs of cancer and move quickly towards early detection. This is crucial for the health and welfare of the pet. Being able to partner and participate in areas where pet owners frequent enable us to further the cause. Included in our education efforts are continuing education courses for veterinarians. With over a 100 active volunteers, we are a viable resource in this community, but are always looking for passionate people to extend our reach.
Our ‘Pen Pals ‘ program is a unique program that is education based , both for the dogs that we rescue from area shelters but also for the ‘handlers’ that are inmates at Virginia Department of Corrections. Once the dogs are trained they are available for adoption. We currently have four Virginia prisons and are looking to expand give the success of the program.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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