Aiding Animals in Need

The Little Angels Project

As a veterinary practice owner and licensed veterinary technician, I have often struggled with how to help those experiencing financial distress with their veterinary care without putting financial strain on my practice. Last year alone, we donated over $40,000 in veterinary care for rescues, shelters, wildlife, 501(c)3 exotic facilities and financially distressed clients. As a growing practice this has become a challenge to sustain—but we don’t want to stop!

We have created a nonprofit initiative called the Little Angels Project to help all animals in need. Too many times our veterinary staff has been faced with the difficult discussion of “what can we do?” Your donations to our Angel Fund Project will help us change that to “how can we help?”

Candidates for the fund will be selected based on medical need, potential for a favorable outcome and application approval. The decision-making team includes our owner, associate doctor, office manager and a board-member representative.

And it doesn’t end there! We hope that those needing this temporary help will be able to pay the kindness forward by donating to the fund when they are able. The Angel Fund is here to help, not to offer free veterinary services.

Some of the animals we have helped include Evan the alpaca, who needed surgery for torn ligaments in his knee; Mortis, a tortoise with a large life-threatening intestinal blockage; Malika the elephant, born with life-threatening allergies and in need of an ultrasound and full medical workup; Kolar the tiger, battling cancer in his later years; and countless wildlife, shelter/rescue dogs and shelter cats.

In 2016, we hope to secure enough donations to expand into a building space next to Veterinary Angels Medical Center. This will allow us to start a spay-and-neuter program, treat farm animals in need and hold rescue wellness clinics. We believe this project will make our community a better place for people and animals alike. Hopefully, the idea will encourage other veterinary facilities to do the same for their communities. Every dollar makes a difference—please help contribute what you can toward our cause!

Donations can be sent to 29348 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills or visit 
LittleAngelsProject.com.