DOYLESTOWN, PA, May 25, 2021—Animal Care PA will receive a $3000 donation from funds raised during the Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center Dog Daycare Prom. Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center held its annual event on Friday, May 14. Clients of the dog daycare program generously donated to the organization as part of the special fundraising effort.
Animal Care PA is the charitable foundation of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PAVMA) based in Harrisburg, PA. Their mission is to provide support to animals in need and to educate pet parents and veterinary students.
“Animal Care PA is grateful for Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center’s generosity for choosing us as their charity of choice for their Dog Daycare Prom. Their benevolence comes at a very crucial time for our programs. Due to the pandemic the need for our programs has skyrocketed, while at the same time, donations plummeted. Spending for our programs has increased by 55%, while donations fell by more than 62%, leaving our programs at risk of not continuing without the support and generosity from those at the Holiday House Pet Resort & Training,” said Jennifer A. Keeler, ACPA Executive Director.
The foundation has three community-based animal welfare initiatives: Feed, Care & Educate. Henry’s Helping Paws provides pet food to senior citizens so they can continue to care for their pets. The Last Chance (TLC) Program provides veterinary care grants to ensure animals in need receive medical care when financial support is needed. The organization’s Veterinary Student Scholarship Program supports veterinary students with the costs associated with pursuing their career as veterinarians.
The resort was transformed into a medieval castle surrounded by blooming spring gardens for a royal dog daycare prom. Knights, princesses, and court jesters gathered around the May Pole, and had official portraits taken. Throughout the afternoon they participated in enrichment activities with flirt poles and hoops adorned with colorful ribbons. At the end of the event, the dogs and the pet parents received gourmet biscuits, and popcorn party favors created by Clusters Popcorn in Peddler’s Village, PA.
“Helping pets and organizations throughout our community has always been a shared mission among our resort family. We are extremely fortunate to have generous clients who support our efforts by participating in the special events we create for their dogs. The Animal Care PA programs are vital to helping people and their pets remain forever families. It is our pleasure to make this donation on behalf of our clients,” said Dr. Laura Weis who owns and operates the resort and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Dr. Randy Weis.
ABOUT ANIMAL CARE OF PA
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF), d/b/a Animal Care PA, was established in 1983, and serves as the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and functions as an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Animal Care PA is to help caring people help animals by bridging the gap through our animal welfare initiatives that FEED, CARE, and EDUCATE. All Animal Care PA programs are fully funded by donations, grants, and sponsorships. To donate, visit www.animalcarepa.org
ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE PET RESORT & TRAINING CENTER and DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL & HOLISTIC PET CARE
Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, daycare, professional training programs, and grooming services. The facility is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, a full-service veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit www.holidayhousepetresort.com or call 215-345-6960.