We need your support
The Companion Animal Health Foundation (CAHF) was founded in 1996 with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of our companion animals. The Foundation is a registered independent charity (CC32372) operated in association with the New Zealand Veterinary Association.
The Foundation has supported investigations into important health problems of pets in New Zealand over the last 10 years but support has been limited because the foundation is reliant on charitable donations from the veterinary profession and from the public.
Pets are subjected to many diseases, injuries and abuse. While there are several charities devoted to the prevention of cruelty to pets, few are concerned with the improvement of companion animal health through improved medical care, surgery, and an understanding of sociological issues related to pets in New Zealand.
The Foundation supports and assists veterinarians and veterinary nurses to undertake investigations into the medical and surgical problems facing companion animals. It also supports research on issues that impact on animals, pet owners and the veterinary profession. The goal of the CAHF is to assist veterinarians to help pets enjoy longer and healthier lives.
Support the future of pet health by donation to the CAHF
We are asking for the support of all practices in New Zealand and individual veterinarians to raise at least $500 each, a sum which would secure the future of the Foundation and ensure it works as planned to help our pets enjoy better and healthier lives. Every dollar will be used to help combat health and welfare problems encountered by companion animals in New Zealand.
By joining our $500 Project, we are asking practices to pledge to raise $500 by whatever means they can; external fundraising events, organizing your own internal fundraiser for your practice, or simply by making an individual donation.
It is important that we raise the profile of the Foundation amongst the general public. There is a CAHF brochure for you display in your practice and it is hoped that individual pet owners will also see the vital importance of New Zealand based investigations into pet diseases and will also be willing to donate to the Foundation. Remember that fundraising activities which encourage owners to take part in, help us, and also advance your practice profile.
What’s in it for you?
If you join our $500 Project we will provide you a certificate that will identify your or your practice as a committed CAHF supporter. Donations of $2000 plus and $5000 or more will be designated as silver and gold supporters and certification will reflect that status. Remember all donations over $5 are tax deductible.
We have a dedicated area on our website where your practice, as a supporter will be also identified. The website also has information about the Foundation, its Trustees, activities and current projects. There will be a site for notices and photos of practice and other fundraiser events in support of the Foundation.
Supporting the Foundation will clearly demonstrate to your staff, your clients and your suppliers that you invest in the health of pet companion animals and that you support the veterinary profession through the Foundation.
So what’s next?
If you wish to register your practice as an annual $500 practice supporter for the CAHF, please complete the online registration form and we will get in touch. Alternatively, donate the funds directly thrugh our Give-A-Little page