What does Tails of Help do?

Tails of Help benefits Alberta pet owners and their animals and is supported by Alberta veterinary practices, veterinarians and animal health technologists who frequently encounter the situation where animals are surrendered or euthanized due to an owner’s limited financial resources.

Tails of Help charitable activities will be delivered through participating Alberta veterinary practices.  Veterinarians and animal health technologists are essential to program success. As well, Tails of Help encourages ABVMA members, animal rescue and shelter groups to become involved as volunteers in the Tails of Help activities with respect to education, and the reduction of root causes leading to forced and unnecessary surrender or euthanization of pets due to an owner’s financial hardship.

 

What are the goals of Tails of Help?

Tails of Help has the objective to provide assistance to the Alberta pet owner facing financial hardship whose companion animal is ill or injured and requires essential veterinary care. Tails of Help also strives to educate the public on the cost and responsibilities of pet ownership, including  disease and injury prevention. The goal is to help reduce the burden on animal shelters, humane societies and social services in the province by keeping pets healthy and with their loving families. 

Why should I donate to Tails of Help?

Too many Albertans are forced to give up a family pet because they can’t afford needed health care.    

When financial hardship strikes, ill or injured animals are often left untreated, suffering, surrendered, or even euthanized.  

Tails of Help strives to reduce the burden on animal shelters, humane societies and social services in the province by keeping pets healthy and with their loving families.  

 

What will my donation support?

When you give, you can be assured your dollars are being used effectively to keep pets healthy and with their families.  Tails of Help collaborates with participating veterinary clinics to determine medical need for the pet and financial need of the owner.  This ensures that charitable activities serve qualified recipients with pets that face a good prognosis for recovery and treatment.  

Tails of Help will be measuring results in this program and will report back to donors. We have developed rigorous standards of excellence for performance in all aspects of our operation as a registered charitable organization.