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With the help of caring people like you, we can help pets in need.

Every day, ACAF receives emotional requests for help from pet owners. In 6 years, we have provided assistance to over 400 families, in financial crisis, an alternative to euthanasia. It is devastating when an owner's financial situation makes them unable to provide veterinary care for a treatable, yet life-threatening condition.

ACAF donations help families obtain the care their pet needs and provides relief and comfort during difficult times.

Use the links below to make an online donation using PayPal or Credt Card. General donations will be used where the need is the greatest, assisting those in financial distress to get help for their beloved companion pet. ACAF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All activities of ACAF are funded by donations from individuals, companies, foundation grants and fundraisers. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

The ideal gift for animal lovers on your list. Celebrate or commemorate by giving a thoughtful gift that honors a beloved pet or animal lover in your life. For a minimum donation of $10.00, a Memorial ("In Memory Of") or Tribute ("In Honor Of") card will be sent to the recipient acknowledging your contribution and a letter recognizing your tax-deductible donation will be sent to you.

A Memorial Gift is an expression of understanding. It’s a wonderful way to honor the memory of a special pet, or an animal-loving relative or friend. A special acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the pet or person being memorialized.

A Tribute Gift honors a companion pet, a loved one or a friend. We’ll notify the honoree with a personalized card acknowledging your gift.

 

When you make a donation to ACAF you are supporting several programs!

 

The Rogan Rexford Animal Blood Bank

Sometimes our pets have emergencies and illnesses that require life-saving transfusions – just like humans. With the advances in veterinary medicine, there is a tremendous need for canine and feline blood components. 

Emergency Assistance Fund

Pets are a vital part of many families, yet every year more than one million pets go without critical veterinary care in the United States. Although there is a financial responsibility in caring for a beloved pet, it is devastating when an owner’s financial situation makes them unable to provide veterinary care for a treatable, yet life-threatening condition.

Oral Care Fund (Oliver's Fund)

In 2010, the Oral Care Fund was created in honor of Charles & Laura Aftosmis' mixed breed dog, Oliver, who become extremely sensitive to plaque and tartar which required dental procedures. Once again, they wanted to help other families in need, who were treating their pets with oral disease or injury.

Eye Care Fund (Maggie's Fund)

Maggie's Fund was started by Kristy and Rick Wright in honor of their very special Maltese, Maggie. Maggie suffers from glaucoma, is blind in one eye, but with the help of the great care she receives at PVSEC, she has retained sight in her other eye. Maggie has been a real trooper through many procedures and special medications every day. Maggie's Fund was created so that other wonderful pets could receive the same excellent care that Maggie has had throughout her lifetime.

Cancer Care Fund (Asta's Angel Fund)

In 2008, the Cancer Care Fund was created to memorialize Charles & Laura Aftosmis' beloved wire haired fox terrier, Asta, who passed away from lymphoma. After her passing, they wanted to help others who couldn't afford the costs associated with cancer treatments.

Lyndi's Legacy Fund

In 2012 Lyndi's Legacy was founded by Margaret Whyel in memory of her beloved Sheltie, Lyndi. Lyndi's Legacy is dedicated to funding research for IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia). PVSEC and ACAF are co-operating in an IMHA study with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. IMHA is a condition where the patient's immune system begins attacking his or her own red blood cells. Depending on the study, 60-75% of IMHA cases do not have apparent causes. IMHA is a very serious disease associated with a high mortality rate. After losing Lyndi to this terrible disease, Margaret had to do something about it: hence Lyndi's Legacy.

Pittsburgh Area K-9 Units

Retired dogs from the canine unit are many times adopted by the police officers who worked with them.  After their service days, these animals no longer have veterinary care provided by the police department, and their owners are responsible for all expenses.  ACAF has a special fund to honor these exceptional dogs for their distinguished service, and to help provide for any specialty or emergency services they need.

Veterinary Internship Program

ACAF will provide financial and logistical support which will contribute to the training of tomorrow’s leaders in veterinary medicine. Internships in a multi-specialty veterinary facility, such as PVSEC, will provide an exceptional experience for those wishing to go into private practice, or those aspiring to become board-certified veterinarian specialists.

Restricted Gifts

Donations received as a restricted gift are applied to the specific fund that you choose. Please contact ACAF Program Director, Jessica: jbalogh@pvs-ec.com for more information.