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Brantford Veterinary Clinic supports Ride for Farley

By August 2, 2012 Uncategorized

Cycling Event Raising Money and Awareness

for Pets and People in Need

Kathy Holden,  Bev Dungey and Dave Schleifer of the Brantford Veterinary Clinic will again be cycling 100 km to raise money and awareness of the Farley Foundation.  In our clinic we have seen how this organization can help people in need with the care of their furry family members.

On Saturday, September 8th, these members of The Brantford Veterinary Clinic, along with veterinary staff throughout Ontario, will cycle 50, 100 or 160 km to raise funds and awareness for the Farley Foundation – a charitable organization that assists people with limited incomes with the necessary veterinary care of their pets.  The Ride for Farley is an annual fundraising event that, over the past few years has raised more than $200,000 for people and pets in need.  This year’s event will take place in the Milton area,

“We are so happy to be able to support the Farley Foundation through participating in the Ride for Farley”, said Kathy, Bev and Dave. “Working in a veterinary clinic, we witness firsthand the special bond that people have with their pets.  The money raised during this event will help pets in our community receive the treatment they need so that they can continue to provide pet owners with the love and companionship they value so dearly.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation in support of our Ride for Farley can visit one of the Giving Pages listed on at




Or please feel  free to drop by the clinic with your donation.

Established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001, the Farley Foundation assists seniors and disabled persons on limited incomes and women at risk of abuse (who are participating in the OVMA’s SafePet program) to access non-elective veterinary medical treatment for their pets.  In 2011, the Foundation expanded its eligibility criteria to include pets in care facilities for seniors.  In January 2012, the foundation expanded its eligibility criteria to include those receiving assistance through the Ontario Works program.  To date the Foundation has disbursed over 1.3 million dollars to assist more than 3,500 people and their pets.  For more information please visit

For more information about OVMA’s SafePet program, please visit

To learn more about the Ride for Farley or the Farley Foundation, please contact:

Julia Hayes, Communications Coordinator or 1 800 670-1702 ext. 25

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