Not everyone who applies for help from the 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 determine recipients after considering the following:
The patient is being treated at Canada West Veterinary Specialists
Necessity – the opinion of the Canada West treating veterinarian as to the medical necessity and urgency of the treatment needed.
The patient must have a good prognosis for recovery or improved quality of life
The owner(s) must have financial need
The owner(s) agree to pictures and video of their pets (pending a good outcome) being used on Canada West and third party websites, social media channels and other promotional materials for the Fund
Fund money recipients will never be asked to pay the money back. The Fund will continue to rely only on donations, not payments.
If you would like your pet’s case to be considered for help from the Fund, please talk to the veterinary specialist overseeing your pet’s care and they will take the necessary steps to have your pet’s case considered.