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American Veterinary Medical Foundation
The team at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital would like to share some good news with our devoted clients. We enrolled in the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, a program of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The program was created to support veterinarians who provide medical services to the lost, neglected and abused animals that find their way into our hospital. The program also allows us to care for animals in our community when their owners face extraordinary hardships.
We invite you to support us in this new endeavor by making a donation to the AVMF for pets in need.
Somerville Dog Festival 2020
The 11th Annual Somerville Dog Festival is a community-wide event to celebrate dogs and the families who love them. The Somerville Foundation for Animals, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is partnering with Mass Vet Referral Hospital to proudly host the festival with 100% of the proceeds benefitting local animal-related charities.
This year, on the 11th anniversary of the Somerville Dog Festival, we are excited to announce a new charitable endeavor that will benefit from the proceeds: the CARe (Community Animal Resources) Van, which will provide free veterinary care to homeless and at-risk family pets throughout the greater Boston area. The festival and its proceeds will help champion the combined mission of the Somerville Foundation for Animals and Mass Vet Referral Hospital to help pets in our community stay with the families who love them.
“DogFest 2020” will incorporate lively entertainment and educational opportunities for dog owners. Planned activities include a wide variety of dog sports, working dog demonstrations including a police K-9 unit and the popular Doggie Fun Zone. There will be dog-themed contests, food trucks and a special performance by the Fairy Tails Theater!
The event takes place from 11am – 3pm on Sunday, September 13 at Trum Field in Somerville, Massachusetts. All well-mannered, leashed dogs and their human companions are welcome to join in on the fun for a great cause! For more information, check out our website at: somdogfest.org.