The MVMA Charities is the charitable arm of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), the professional association for all veterinarians in Massachusetts. It partners with Animal Control Officers across the state to fund the emergency care of unowned stray pets and supports disaster preparedness programs by funding first responder training and equipment.
About Our Programs: Peace and Love, Peace of Mind
Stray Animal Program
This program provides financial assistance for urgent and emergent care of non-owned, unwanted, and unclaimed stray animals. By creating partnerships between local Animal Control Officers and veterinarians, the MVMAC plays an important role in getting these animals the medical care they need. Currently, funds are made available to every city and town in the commonwealth. CLICK HERE to learn more about some of the animals we've helped over the years.
Emergency and Disaster Programs
When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, both people and their animals are affected. In Massachusetts, funds from this program benefit animals and their caregivers when they need it most. The program provides funds for disaster and emergency response, recovery, mitigation and planning, education for animal owners about preparing for disasters, and training for teams about how to respond to urgent events.