Saving and Changing Lives
Since its establishment, The Orphan Fund has benefited countless pets, funded by the generous donations of our community and the dedication of our hospital staff.
The Orphan Fund at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital was founded with one mission in mind: saving and changing lives.
Established in 1988 by Dr. Amy Hurd, The Orphan Fund was originally created to give an alternative option to euthanasia for families who could not afford costly medical care for their animals. Our hospital would then provide the necessary medical care and a safe, temporary home prior to placing the animal with their new forever family.
Since its establishment, The Orphan Fund has benefited countless homeless cats, dogs, and even the occasional small exotic pet, funded solely by the generous donations of our community and the dedication of our hospital staff.
How can you help?
Our hospital team will occasionally hold events to raise funds for animals in need of our care. Please check out our Facebook Page to see when our next event will be held! Past events include 2018’s Dogapalooza at the Pawtucket Dog Park. We also have items for sale in the hospital that benefit the Orphan Fund.
We are always willing to accept donations in the form of these items!
- Blankets (especially thick comforters)
- Food bowls
- Litter pans/liners
- Unopened dog/cat food
- “Puppy” Potty Pads
Your generous gift will go straight to work helping more pets and families in our community receive important veterinary care and find new homes. Any donations can be dropped off at your next visit. Contact us if you would like to donate via check or discuss any additional options. Every little bit helps!
Your donation helps save more lives.
Please be aware, your donation to The Orphan Fund at Bristol County Veterinary Hospital is NOT tax deductible. The Orphan Fund is not a registered charity but rather was created out of the goodness of our hearts to help as many animals as possible. Thank you!