Funding Highlights

Since 2005, Merial has raised more than $3 million through Paws to Save PetsSM and we look forward to raising up to $4 million or even $5 million over the next couple of years.

Funds raised through Paws to Save Pets and administered through our two foundation partners address Merial's commitment to natural disaster readiness, response and rebuilding.

Below are just a few examples of how funds have been administered across the country to date.

Petfinder.com Foundation American Veterinary Medical Foundation
Ready
  • $1 million worth of generators donated to shelters and rescue groups nationwide in September 2008.
  • $135,000 in disaster preparedness grants awarded to 31 organizations in July 2008.
  • $500,000+ in disaster preparedness grants awarded to 21 state organizations since 2006.
  • $25,000 in disaster training sponsorship grants awarded to five state organizations in 2008.
Respond
  • $200,000 in hurricane relief awarded to 50 groups in 2008.
  • $36,000 awarded to 16 organizations following 2008 Midwest flooding.
  • $100,000+ awarded to veterinarians affected by 2007/2008 natural disasters and/or providing emergency medical care to animal victims.
  • $32,000+ in disaster relief and animal care reimbursement awarded to 16 veterinarians following 2008 Midwest flooding.
Rebuild
  • Approximately $50,000 worth of MERIAL® product donated to 12 organizations in 2008.
  • The School of Veterinary Medicine in Louisiana used a portion of its $5,000 grant to restock St. Bernard Animal Shelter following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
  • Following Arkansas flooding, Midwest flooding and Tennessee tornados in 2008, veterinarians received reimbursement and relief funds in excess of $30,000.
  • The owner of Valley Veterinary Services received $7,000 to rebuild her small animal clinic in Leslie, Arkansas, and replace supplies and equipment that were destroyed by flooding.

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