The Jessie and Bandit Fund was officially established as a BC Society January 27th, 2017. The fund is designed to manage donations received by Canada West Veterinary Specialists and to use those donations to provide financial assistance for the cost of care to owners of pets being treated at our hospital in appropriate cases.
Donations to the Jessie and Bandit Fund will be used to assist animals in need according to the funding criteria outlined below.
Not everyone who applies for help from the Jessie and Bandit Fund will receive it as the limited resources cannot meet the level of need. Hospital veterinarians will determine the recipients on a case-by-case basis according to fund resources and the patient’s situation. They will consider applicants meeting the following criteria:
Jessie + Bandit Animal Care Fund money recipients will never be asked to pay the money back. The Fund will continue to rely only on donations, not payments.
Three senior members and one alternate member of the hospital will be on the internal approval committee. This will allow for 24/7 coverage and rapid approval for patients that may be recipient of the funds.