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How you can helpHow you can help

The New Zealand Companion Animal Health Foundation (CAHF) doesn’t receive government funding and relies on financial donations from pet owners, veterinarians and companion animal clubs and societies.

Your donations help support the development of improved diagnostic tests and better treatment options for New Zealand companion pets.

Types of donations

When you donate money to the CAHF you can indicate which area of research you'd most like your financial contribution to go to. The CAHF trustees, who decide which areas of study will most benefit the health of companion animals and allocate grants, will note your preferences.

  • Donation in appreciation
    The high quality veterinary care available to your pet is the direct result of the diagnostic and therapeutic advances made through research into the problems of companion animals. You can acknowledge this past research and contribute to today and tomorrow's generation of pets by making a gift donation.
  • Donation in memory
    Most pet owners eventually face the loss of their faithful companion. You can acknowledge the relationship you have enjoyed and pay tribute to a lost friend through a memorial donation.
  • Donation by bequest
    You can support CAHF by including a bequest in your Will. Speak with your solicitor or other person who has prepared your Will and ask for CAHF to be included.

Make a donation

If you'd like to donate to the CAHF, you can do so by direct credit, cheque or online via our Givealittle page (

Please email a completed donation form to and make your payment by internet banking to the Companion Animal Health Foundation, 03-0445-0288115-00, Alternatively, enclose your cheque with the donation form and mail to:

The New Zealand Companion Animal Health Foundation
C/- The New Zealand Veterinary Association
PO Box 11 212, Wellington, 6142.