The Katie Fund: Our Commitment to Compassionate Care, No Matter the Cost

Aug 22, 2018 | Care & Wellness

VETSS has established the Katie McCauley Fund to assist caring and deserving pet owners who are faced with unexpected expenses in caring for pets that have become acutely ill or injured. This fund is used to cover expenses incurred while caring for injured lost or stray animals. We are also the only veterinary hospital in the region to care for wild animals, and partner with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, plus animal control departments in the counties of Albemarle, Madison, Greene, Culpeper, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna.

The Katie fund allows VETSS doctors to stabilize the pets, assess their injuries or medical situation, and then transfer them to our wonderful SPCA for further care and hopefully, to find their way home. The fund is named in honor of Katie, the beloved pet of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin McCauley. Their generous donation established the fund, and VETSS keeps it up through fundraising. Several VETSS clients and Good Samaritans in our community have also donated. The fund is administered by our attending veterinarians.

The Katie Fund’s value is highlighted in cases like that of Oscar Phoenix, an American pit bull who rose from the ashes of horrific injuries from animal abuse. With the help of Ring Dog Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Katie fund we were able to save Oscar. He is now a happy, well adjusted member of the community once again!!

Through the Katie Fund, VETSS also offers discounted spays and neuters for several rescue groups in the Charlottesville area. We support the efforts of all the kind people who lend their time, love, and homes to help homeless animals in our region. VETSS has a strong community presence that is working to increase Animal Welfare Awareness in our area.

For more information, contact our team at VETSS!

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There have been many questions recently with what to feed your pet. Here are a few suggestions for ways to choose.Have you heard the news about grain-free foods potentially causing heart disease in pets? Are you thinking about switching your pet's food?

Here's what Community Vet recommends when choosing a diet!

For the FDA's report on certain diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), visit:

www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/news-events/fda-investigation-potential-link-between-certain-diets-...
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There have been many questions recently with what to feed your pet. Here are a few suggestions for ways to choose.

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Hi Mrs. Gregory. The best recommendation is a diet either tested by AAFCO as the most well researched, or one formulated by a veterinary nutritionist or phd nutritionist.... Basically a diet with science behind it. There are plenty of diets that are formulated to meet aafco standards. These may be great or may not, you don't know until they are tested. It's really up to you and what you are comfortable with. I'm happy to chat with you about this if you would like to explore further. Dr. McKenna.

We were told to switch from Purina 1 to 4Health due to our labs having ear yeast infection. What is recommend now?

Correlation is not causation so my dogs are staying on their current diet 👍

Purina? Really?

Sharon

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There was Jack Russell found by the old firehouse in Ruckersville. Suspected hit by car. Call VETSS 434-973-3519 if you think this is your animal or if you have any information as to who the owner might be. ... See MoreSee Less

There was Jack Russell found by the old firehouse in Ruckersville. Suspected hit by car. Call VETSS 434-973-3519 if you think this is your animal or if you have any information as to who the owner might be.Image attachment

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This may be Emma Pearl. Her owner lives in Madison, and she's been missing for a few weeks.

This is the post: MY NAME IS EMMA PEARL, I’M A JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, 13 YEARS OLD AND WEIGH APPROX. 13 PDS. I’M VERY SWEET AND FRIENDLY. I HAVE HAD ALL MY VACCINES, SO I’M SAFE TO PUT IN YOUR CAR FOR A RIDE BACK TO MY DAD IN MADISON, VA. I HAVE A SORE SPOT ON THE END OF MY CROPPED TAIL. I ALSO ESCAPE MY COLLAR AND TAGS REGULARLY. IF YOU HAVE SEEN ME AROUND OR PICKED ME UP, PLEASE CALL HIM… ANTHONY MORRIS 540-948-6174. ORIGINALLY LOST IN THE GRAVES MILL/MADISON, VA AREA.

Appreciate the thought Eileen Molloy Norris, but it is NOT Forrest. Hope it's his or her family is found and quickly!!

Hope she finds her family and she’s ok! 💜

I've tried calling the number we received for Anthony Morris and left a voicemail. Will try again

I will try to find the owner's number. Emma Pearl is about 13 years old.

Emma Pearl is a tri color and has not been found.

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Is he being treated??

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Anybody!! If no one found to claim him/her please contact me !!!!!!! Love them!!!! Name Blanca, I live in Orange 703-606-3094😪❤️

Culpeper County Animal Shelter

Kar Bisaillon it’s a long short but could it be

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If someone is missing a golden retriever in the Earlysville area please call us at 434-973-3519 for information! ... See MoreSee Less

If someone is missing a golden retriever in the Earlysville area please call us at 434-973-3519 for information!Image attachmentImage attachment

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My last Golden was found in that area, we had 16 years together 💕🐾

Oh man I think maybe this dog came looking for me

Was this dog ever claimed by its owner?

Carolyn Foreman Betts in case you know anyone missing their baby!

Shared that dog looks well taken care of. Someone is definitely missing their fur baby. Can you post on pawboost.com Va, nextdoor.com- helps reunite lost pets

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