LOVE better together - Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills Courage Fund

Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

13303 W. Maple, Suite 143
Wichita, KS 67235

(316)729-7400

www.loveictvet.com

COURAGE FUND - Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

Enjoy a free Texas Roadhouse pulled pork lunch while you watch amazing K-9 demonstrations from the Wichita Police Department and Wichita Fire Department as we launch our non-profit Courage Fund.   We feature Nash of the WPD and Sailor of the WFD because we provide free veterinary care for them.   This open house gives the community a chance to celebrate them and raise funds for their future care.   ** Buy a stuffed animal K-9 Hero WPD Dog or a stuffed animal WFD Search & Rescue Dog. **  * Buy a blue Courage Fund T-shirt in support of the WPD or a red Courage Fund T-shirt in support of the WFD. *  The Courage FUND is managed through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization and every dollar raised is used to care for Nash, Sailor, and future COURAGEous dogs we meet.Enjoy a yummy meal while you support COURAGEous dogs from the Wichita Police Department and Wichita Fire Department.   TRH will donate 10% of your total food purchase when you bring in our coupon.  Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills provides free veterinary care for Nash of the WPD and Sailor of the WFD through the non-profit Courage Fund. We've also said YES to caring for a bomb-sniffing dog the WPD hopes to get in 2020.  This Fundraiser night gives the community a chance to celebrate these amazing dogs and raise funds for their future care.   The Courage FUND is managed through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization and every dollar raised is used to care for Nash, Sailor, and future COURAGEous dogs we meet.  For more information, see www.loveictvet.com/couragefund



Launching the Courage FUND
Open House 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019
at Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills

Enjoy a free Texas Roadhouse pulled pork lunch while you watch amazing K-9 demonstrations from the Wichita Police Department and Wichita Fire Department as we launch our non-profit Courage Fund.

We feature Nash of the WPD and Sailor of the WFD because we provide free veterinary care for them.

This open house gives the community a chance to celebrate them and raise funds for their future care.

** Buy a stuffed animal K-9 Hero WPD Dog or a stuffed animal WFD Search & Rescue Dog. **

* Buy a blue Courage Fund T-shirt in support of the WPD or a red Courage Fund T-shirt in support of the WFD. *

The Courage FUND is managed through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization and every dollar raised is used to care for Nash, Sailor, and future COURAGEous dogs we meet.

We are privileged to provide free veterinary care to Belgian Malinois "Nash" of the Wichita Police Department's K-9 Unit and to Search & Rescue Labrador Retriever "Sailor" of the Wichita Fire Department.

Here's how it all began...

An excited, young police officer named Dustin Nail stopped in to let us know he'd just been chosen to become a handler for the Wichita Police Department's K-9 Unit. He said he wanted to establish a veterinary relationship before he met his new dog who would likely be coming all the way from Holland!

We congratulated him and thanked him for his service to our community. Then veterinarian Gary Stamps said he'd be honored to take care of 100% of veterinary costs.

It was a blessing for all of us!

But the blessings didn't end there...


Dr. Stamps' high school daughter, Anna, was scheduling senior portraits with local photographer Stacey Dershem, who had also learned about our WPD donation. Ms. Dershem added her own photography donation to capture the bond between Officer Nail and Nash in Wichita's Swanson Park on a beautiful October day in 2017.

A giant canvas print hangs in our reception area of Officer Nail and Nash, as well a as a lovely canvas print of Anna Stamps with our clinic cat, Kato!

Wanting to do more for the K-9 Unit


* we held a fundraiser in April 2017 to support all the dogs in the WPD K-9 Unit, raising $7,000 that went directly to the unit

* then folks asked how they could help us provide free veterinary care but we realized their donations would not be tax-deductible

* we researched a way to allow our community to help these amazing service dogs and get a tax-deductible receipt for doing so

* we partnered with the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation!

* when we heard about the Wichita Fire Department's first ever Search & Rescue dog, Sailor, we were thrilled to partner with her handler, Captain Chad Winton

... we have also already said "YES" to a future bomb-sniffing dog in 2019 and look forward to serving more COURAGEous dogs.


Here's how it works:

The Courage FUND is managed through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt charitable organization and every dollar raised is used to care for Nash, Sailor, and future COURAGEous dogs we meet.

Donate to the Courage FUND here

 

Questions? Ask Stacey Stamps with Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills at staceystamps@loveictvet.com