Charity – Pet organizations we support
Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had unlimited resources of time and money to further the many worthy causes that deserve support. But just like you, we have limits on how much we can spend (both in time and resources) while providing optimal care for our clients.
We wanted to list some of the worthy causes that Oasis Animal Hospital actively supports. I have included notes from their websites to give you an idea of their mission.
American Service Animal Society (www.dogs4vets.org)
The focus of this organization is to help military veterans to benefit from a service dog, training them at no cost to the veteran. Typically, there is a 3-7 year wait to get a fully-trained service dog. Besides the long wait, the costs are often prohibitive as well. Since there is an overwhelming demand for service animals, the American Service Animal Society (ASAS) has found a unique niche working not only with the dogs, but each veteran works individually with his own dog. During the first 10 years of operation, ASAS has experienced many changes, attempting to perfect this unique program. ASAS has become one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. ASAS’ training center is located in Gilbert, AZ, but attracts veterans from all over the country that are willing to relocate here to participate. ASAS is blessed with educated, compassionate trainers that want to give back to our military men and women. Some of our trainers are disabled veterans or they are family members of veterans that have educated themselves to come on board with the program.
Mingus Manor was formed in an effort to help individuals and their senior pets when circumstances become unmanageable due to medical illness, loss of independent housing (moving to a nursing home), and terminal diagnosis. When family and friends can’t take responsibility for a loved one’s pet, we may be able to help.
Our goal is to comfortably house and provide veterinary care for all Mingus Manor residents while they enjoy their golden years. We want to dedicate this facility to their lifetime care if they cannot find their own forever home. Here is a link to meet some of the beneficiaries of Mingus Manor’s loving efforts.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, CCI is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.
This life changing result begins with the CCI breeding program. Using advanced technology, the breeding program meticulously selects and pairs dogs for breeding. Volunteer breeder caretakers provide homes for the breeder dogs and whelp the puppies, returning the puppies to CCI national headquarters in Santa Rosa, California at age eight weeks.
From there the puppies are placed with volunteer puppy raisers across the nation for socialization and obedience training. Between the ages of fifteen and eighteen months the puppies return to one of five CCI Regional Training Centers across the country for six months of training.
CCI trains four types of assistance dogs to master over 40 specialized commands: Service Dogs, Skilled Companions, Hearing Dogs and Facility Dogs. After completing training, the dogs are teamed with a graduate during an intensive two week training period, Team Training. CCI is happy to serve those in need all over the country in addition to those living in Arizona. Among other activities we support the annual golf fund-raiser. 151015 CCI donation.
The goal to reduce or eliminate the overpopulation of unwanted pets will always be with us. We have chosen AAWL as one charitable outreach for families that adopt pets through this organization. AAWL is located in Phoenix, AZ.
Arizona Sheltie Rescue Inc is a volunteer organization that serves the entire state of Arizona with respect to the rescue of Shetland Sheepdogs. We are a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization. AZ Sheltie Rescue is comprised of volunteers dedicated solely to the rescuing Shetland Sheepdogs who come to us through shelters or private surrenders. Through these rescue efforts we provide placement and problem intervention service for all purebred Shetland Sheepdogs of both sexes and any age. We do not turn our backs on any purebred Sheltie! Meet some of the “Success Stories” of pets adopted through Arizona Sheltie Rescue.
East Valley Wildlife is a non-profit organization of in-home wildlife volunteers located in Chandler, AZ who care for songbirds, quail, waterbirds, waterfowl and small mammals such as bunnies and squirrels. We do not have a central facility nor do we handle raptors (hawks, owls, etc.) or larger mammals. We have been caring for orphaned and injured wildlife since 1989. Our main goals are to release as many of our little critters back into the wild as possible so they may lead productive natural lives; and to educate the public on the value of protecting our natural resources.