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Rescue of Harbor Seal Pup in Washington

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Seal pup season is in full swing in Washington. This past weekend World Vets cared for this harbor seal pup that was brought to us by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). This abandoned pup, too young to survive on its own, was picked up by WDFW on the Washington coast after being harassed by beachgoers. Before being picked up, it was monitored for >48 hours by WDFW volunteers and unfortunately it was determined that the mom was not returning.

World Vets provided emergency treatment and stabilization for the pup at our marine mammal urgent care clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington working under a permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service. World Vets then transferred her to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for rehab where she will remain until she is old enough to survive on her own and can be released back to her home waters. Big thanks to our supporters who help make this important work possible.

World Vets marine mammal work is authorized under a permit with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

If you see a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, please call and report it to the NOAA West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline at 1-866-767-6114.

Art for Animals II – Auction

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UPDATE: SOLD! Art for Animals was such a success that we are bringing it back! Just in time for the holidays!  This auction’s featured artist is Justin Brown. You can own this original + amazing piece while supporting animals in need.  All proceeds go to World Vets – International Aid for Animals.  Auction no longer running. Thank you for our support

DESCRIPTION OF ART PIECE AND INSPIRATION: This humpback whale fluke is hand sculpted from 2100 degree F molten hot glass. There are specific metal oxides added to the glass to make the color blue. This is combined with a sheet of pure silver foil on the surface.

FEATURED ARTIST:  Justin Brown is a talented Maui based glass artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind sculptural art glass. He was raised in a Veterinary household surrounded by animals of all types. He is co-owner of Makai Glass in Maui, Hawaii where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Justin and his work at www.makaiglass.com

“The humpback whales that migrate annually to Maui are the inspiration for this piece. I am grateful to be able spend quite a bit of time on the water with them every year while practicing my passion for free-diving.”

Auction no longer running. Item SOLD.  Thank you for participating!

Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship

The Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship was formed by family friends and co-workers at MV Transportation to commemorate the life of Allesandra (AJ) and to continue her legacy of excellence and compassion towards animals. This scholarship will recognize one outstanding individual by honoring them with a 1-week paid project fee for a 2020 World Vets project.

AJ volunteered her time & skills helping the animals of Ecuador with World Vets.  She embodied all the characteristics needed to be a global ambassador for animal health and welfare.  Her excitement to have been just admitted into veterinary technician school was palpable; vowing to take her new skills and knowledge to help the most vulnerable amongst us. She was the kind of person who left an imprint wherever she roamed.

The Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund opportunity is open to enrolled veterinary technician students or pre-vet students.

Scholarship & Eligibility details can be found here: Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Details

Application instructions can be found here: Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Application

The deadline for the Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Application is Tuesday December 31, 2019.  The recipient will be notified by World Vets no later than January 15th, 2020. Contact info@worldvets.org with any questions.

UPDATE – World Vets #GivingTuesday

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Thank you to all the amazing donors on #GivingTuesday!  The numbers are still being calculated, but we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of World Vets staff, volunteers, student ambassadors, and donors that played a part in making this #GivingTuesday such a success.

Since 2006, World Vets has been improving the lives of thousands of animals EACH YEAR by providing free veterinary care. All of which is made possible by our dedicated volunteer force and by generous supporters like YOU! A very special thank you to our $5,000 end-of-year matching donor. This challenge inspires supporters to work hard to meet this goal and raise funds for World Vets and animals around the globe.

We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters on #GivingTuesday and everyday. On behalf of the entire World Vets team and the animals we serve, THANK YOU!

Didn’t get the chance to donate, but still want to contribute to our cause? It’s never too late to make a contribution to World Vets!

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World Vets is a 501c(3). Donations are tax deductible.

 

Art for Animals Auction Announcement

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UPDATE: AUCTION COMPLETE. ITEM SOLD. Nab your very own Aimée Rolin Hoover art piece while supporting animals in need!  World Vets and artist Aimée Rolin Hoover have partnered to create a unique online auction fundraising experience. Save the date and don’t miss this amazing opportunity!  All proceeds go to World Vets – International Aid for Animals.

FEATURED ITEM:  Original Aimée Rolin Hoover “Harbor Seal” painting (pictured).  20×20 acrylic on canvas.

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Check out the auction’s landing page and learn more about the artist HERE.

Auction questions? Contact us at info@worldvets.org or Toll Free 1-877-688-8387.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #GivingTuesday

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On December 3rd World Vets will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to encourage spending with a purpose.

With your help, we can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to help animals around the globe.

Stay tuned for our campaign plans and share how you can make a difference this #GivingTuesday!  🐾

Thank you for your support this #GivingTuesday

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Thank you for your support this #GivingTuesday. World Vets once again participated in the global movement to encourage spending with a purpose. ‘Tis the season to give thanks & we are THANKFUL for all of you, the most incredible group of supporters!  Since last Giving Tuesday, World Vets has brought free veterinary services to thousands of animals throughout the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Asia. Dogs, cats, donkeys, horses, marine mammals and other wildlife have all benefited from our work which brings skilled veterinary care to underserved areas of the world.  Our programs also help to build local capacity to improve the welfare of animals through training and education.  We depend on your support to keep these programs going throughout the year.  It is because of ALL OF YOU that we can help so many animals in need.  Thank you for partnering with us to make the world better for animals. Didn’t get the chance to contribute on #GivingTuesday?  Simply click the DONATE link below or call us at 1-877-688-8387 and we can help process your donation over the phone.
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World Vets is a registered 501c3 and donations to World Vets are tax deductible. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #GivingTuesday

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On Nov 27th, 2018 World Vets will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to encourage spending with a purpose.

With your help, we can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to help animals around the globe.

Stay tuned for our campaign plans and share how you can make a difference this #GivingTuesday!  🐾

End of Year Giving | Double Your Impact!

On #GivingTuesday (Nov 28) World Vets launched our Year-End Fund drive!  We are thrilled to share that for the third year in a row, we have received a matching donation challenge from the Maria Norbury Foundation! That means that EVERY dollar donated up to $15,000 starting NOW will be matched.

Join the effort through a tax-deductible gift to World Vets.  Simply click “donate now” below to make a secure contribution and DOUBLE your impact for animals in need.

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Helping animals, helping people, helping communities

Every year World Vets provides direct care for thousands of animals in need.  We are very thankful to our supporters, donors and volunteers who make our work possible.  With your help, thousands of animals that would otherwise not have access to veterinary care are now getting the lifesaving support they need.  At the same time, we are working to improve the capacity of developing nations to better care for their animals for a healthier future.

Thanks to all who support World Vets important work around the world.  With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission.  If you’ve been meaning to make a contribution, now’s the time!

World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations are tax dedicate.

Matching Donation Challenge & #GivingTuesday

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On Nov 28th World Vets will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to encourage spending with a purpose.  Not only that, but we are thrilled to announce that the Maria Norbury Foundation has graciously offered a $15,000 end of year matching donation challenge starting Giving Tuesday. This means that EVERY dollar you donate up to $15,000 starting this #GivingTuesday will be matched!

Save the date to support World Vets and your support can go twice as far. With your help, we can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to help animals around the globe.

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