Our annual on-line auction is happening now with some wonderful items on offer. New this year is a five day horseback adventure at the Tonquin Valley Lodge in beautiful Jasper, Alberta. Also, for the first time, we have a full year of pet insurance from our good friends at Pets +Us. The photo safari in South Africa -- a perennial favorite -- is also on offer this year along with a sleek Apple iWatch, a flight in a WWI replica airplane, OVMA conference registration and a poster signed by the stars of Heartland. A huge thank you everyone who contributed items. See it all at: https://www.32auctions.com/VWB-VSF2018.
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There is a powerful link between human well-being and our connection to animals. Anyone who owns a pet knows the joy and comfort that an animal can bring to our lives. But in poor communities in Africa or Asia, the bond with animals is even more critical. Animals can ensure that a family has enough to eat, that there is money for children to attend school, and that women are spared some of their most back-breaking labour. Here in Canada, the connection that people have with their dogs is both practical and deeply cultural. Yet many isolated communities have little or no access to veterinary care. For several years we have supported Canadian veterinary schools to provide veterinary care in isolated communities. This year we are ramping up that effort with a focused pilot program in the Northwest Territories.
Each year, at this time, we reach out to people across the country for the funds we need to continue this important work. We need your help. Please click on the link below to make a one-time donation or to sign up for an easy, and painless monthly donation.
Contributions of twenty dollars and up made before the end of day, December 31 are eligible for a 2018 tax receipt.