The Potter League for Animals advocates for access to veterinary care for all pets regardless of family financial circumstances.
I. Why do it?
There are millions of pets living with families who cannot afford to provide veterinary care. Studies show that the financial inability of pet owners to provide necessary veterinary care is one of the primary reasons for pet surrenders to shelters. Additionally, unmet veterinary needs result in many pets dying prematurely and can result in the transmission of zoonotic diseases to humans. Most pet owners consider their pets to be members of their families and the inability to provide adequate veterinary care for their pets can negatively impact the owner’s physical, mental and emotional health.
Studies have shown the positive emotional impact that pets have are particularly important for vulnerable populations, such as elderly, children and the homeless who have strong attachments to their pets. The Potter League for Animals is committed to supporting programs to assist those in financial need to obtain affordable veterinary care for their pet(s).
Access to Veterinary Care Coalition (AVCC) Report dated December 17, 2018 conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) located at the University of Tennessee.