Join Our Gift Card Fundraiser!
Did you know that you can support ACF, at no cost to you, by purchasing gift cards through SCRIP?
Shop gift cards from 750+ top brands to earn on gifts and everyday purchases. No extra money comes out of your pocket and for each purchase you make, the brand gives a percentage back to the Animal Care Foundation!
Everyone loves getting gift cards over the holiday season! Purchase these cards through SCRIP and make a big impact on the pets of disabled and elderly Minnesotans!
It is super simple to start, there are just 3 simple steps:
If you would rather use your computer, get started on the website by clicking here.
And just like that, you're earning funds for ACF at no cost to you!
If you already have an Amazon account, in just a few minutes you can be donating to a charity of your choice at no cost to you! Simply shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ and Amazon will donate 0.5% of each purchase you make to the charity of your choice. The inventory is the same, the pricing is the same and the service is the same. Detailed instructions for how to set us as your charity of choice are below.
By setting the Animal Care Foundation as your charity of choice, you are ensuring that the pets of Minnesotans who are disabled or elderly are able to access necessary veterinary care for the pet that they would not otherwise be able to afford. Without our help, our clients would be forced to choose between providing for their own needs or the needs of their pets. We have seen clients who have gone hungry or without their medication in order to get their pet medical care. We want to ensure this is not a choice they are forced to make.
1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and log in to your Amazon account like normal.
2. A list of charities will appear. Under “Find a different charitable organization” is a search bar, type in “Animal Care Foundation Inc”. Be careful, there are other Animal Care Foundations. Make sure you include “inc” in the name.
3. Select “Animal Care Foundation Inc” in Minneapolis Minnesota.
4. In order to support us through AmazonSmile, you must start by visiting https://smile.amazon.com/ to begin your shopping. Check the box at the top of the page confirming that you understand. Now you are ready to start shopping!
5. You can check that you are supporting the Animal Care Foundation by looking at the white bar just below the search box. Now, every time you shop on AmazonSmile a portion of your purchase will be donated to us at NO ADDITIONAL COST to you. Thank you for your support!
Holiday Guests & Pet Safety
One of the greatest treats during the holiday season is the chance to see and catch up with visiting friends and family! However, as we welcome friends and family into our homes, we sometimes forget that they may be bringing things that are dangerous to our furry family members with them.
As pet owners, we know to keep our medications, vitamins, and treats like chocolate out of reach of our furry family. But friends and family may not be aware of the dangers that these items pose to the pets in our homes. Many of our favorite food treats are poisonous to our pets, and medications (including supplements) can cause extreme harm to our pets if ingested. And with the increase in the number of supplements available in delicious gummy flavors, there are even more tempting treats for Fluffy and Fido to get into!
Guests may unwittingly leave medications or treats where our furry loved ones can access them, like in their purse or thrown in the box of presents they set on the floor. To protect your furry loved ones and avoid a potentially heart breaking (not to mention expensive) trip to the local pet ER, make sure you:
For more information, check out the most recent Toxin Tails from the Pet Poison Helpline here.
Meet Molly and Taco
Molly has been an ACF client for a few years and is grateful for the help that she receives that makes sure that Taco gets the veterinary care he needs. Taco had a swollen foot after a ruff and tumble playdate with a dog buddy. He needed and x-ray and, once a diagnosis was made, a split to keep the bones in place while the dislocation healed. Without the financial help from ACF and our member clinic, Lyndale Animal Hospital, Taco would not have gotten this care. He would have remained in pain and the injury would not have healed properly. Instead, he is all healed and back to his playful self!
Meet our pet costume contest winners!
Noel, the Wonder Kitty
Favorite Trick: Convincing you that she is sweet to get her treat!
Favorite Treat: Hartz Brand Squeeze Ups
Age: Almost 2 Years
Norma Jean Barker, the Werewolf
Favorite Trick: To sneak attack people with kisses
Favorite Treat: Rotisserie Chicken
Age: 3 years (estimated)
Loki, the Moonlighting Porcupine
Favorite Trick: Stacking Rings and Sit Pretty
Favorite Treat: Watermelon, Banana, and Blueberries
Age: 3 years old
Animal Care Foundation
Providing elderly and disabled community members access to veterinary care for their beloved pet.