A not for profit fund in Central New York providing financial assistance for veterinary costs for animals in need.
(Syracuse, NY) The Healthy Pet Clinic returns to Syracuse's north side neighborhood on Sunday, May 5th. Volunteers are preparing for another busy afternoon of caring for animals in one of the city's neediest neighborhoods. The April Healthy Pet Clinic provided care for about 80 pets.
This innovative program has served nearly 1200 animals over the last two years. Residents of the City of Syracuse's north and east sides who meet financial requirement will receive a low cost exam, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment and whatever other care the staff of volunteer veterinarians can offer.
Syracuse's north side neighborhood
This series of spring clinics return to the Assumption Church campus, 812 N. Salina Street and the St. Clare Theatre building in Syracuse. Hours are 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sundays: May 5th and a possible June date. Pet owners are encouraged to arrive early as dogs and cats are examined on a first come first served basis. Pet owners who live outside of the Syracuse city limits cannot be served.
People are encouraged to arrive early. Owners must bring documentation of financial need. Individuals must make less than $25,000 per year. Households less than $40,000. Proof of Income includes a Tax Return or a NYS Benefit Card. Proof of address is also required to show the pet owner lives in Syracuse.
There is a $10 cash fee per animal. Owners need to bring past veterinary and vaccination records. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed and muzzled. No aggressive dogs. The City of Syracuse will offer dog licensing for an additional fee of $10 per dog that is fixed and $20 per dog that is not fixed. Onondaga County is assisting with rabies paperwork and tags. Information will also be given on low cost spaying and neutering. read more »
(Syracuse, NY) - More than 300 supporters of the Shamrock Animal Fund packed a state of the art renovated factory warehouse in Syracuse for a energetic fundraiser Saturday night. The drone and drums of the Emerald City Pipe Band reached the rafters entertaining the crowd as the program began. Guests shopped the silent auction, tasted from the carving stations and mashed potato bar and enjoyed beer and wine as they mingled among friends.
A music video highlighting the work of the vets, pets and volunteers of the Healthy Pet Clinics brought smiles and applause. Poignant personal stories by the veterinarians being honored with the Diane Smith Service Award left many in the room wiping tears away during several emotional moments.
Generous supporters inside King & King's building bid during the Live Auction of a trip for four to NY City on a MetroAir Charter and a basketball signed by the Syracuse University men's team and Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim. A video telling the story of a pet owner named Velma and her dog Jasmine provided the inspiration for the bidders to contribute.
As the contributions are totaled it appears to be a record setting year for attendance and donations to the Shamrock Animal Fund. Co-Founder Matt Mulcahy expressed his gratitude on behalf of his wife and Co-Founder Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy, "It was an extraordinary night. We are honored to get such support from the Central New York community. It is remarkable how a small idea can grow into something that touches so many people and their pets. Thank you."
A committee of volunteers deserves credit for planning for the event and making it happen from set up to tear down. Premier Catering offered delicious food and fine service.
Shamrock Animal Fund honors three veterinarians with Diane Smith Service Award at Shamrock's Celebration 2013
(Syracuse, NY) - The Shamrock Animal Fund will honor three veterinarians with the Diane Smith Service Award at its Fourth Annual Shamrock’s Celebration, March 23 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Shamrock’s Celebration benefits The Shamrock Animal Fund, an organization that helps pay for veterinary care for local animals with medical need who have owners with financial limitations. The 2013 honorees are Dr. Ann Harris of Manlius, Dr. Elizabeth Berliner of Ithaca and Dr. Marcia Ziegler-Alexander of Fayetteville who will be recognized for their dedication to animal welfare in the community. read more »
(Syracuse, NY) - The volunteers of the Healthy Pet Clinics are preparing for the second year of helping animals at the Assumption Church campus on Syracuse's north side. On Sunday, April 7th the St. Clare's Theatre building will be turned into a makeshift veterinary center to bring veterinary care to animals who otherwise would go without.
This innovative program has served more than 1,000 animals over the last two years. Residents of the City of Syracuse's north and east sides who meet financial requirement will receive a low cost exam, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment and whatever other care the staff of volunteer veterinarians can offer.
Syracuse's north side neighborhood
This series of spring clinics return to the Assumption Church campus, 812 N. Salina Street and the St. Clare Theatre building in Syracuse. Hours are 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sundays: April 7th, May 5th and a possible June date. Pet owners are encouraged to arrive early as dogs and cats are examined on a first come first served basis. Pet owners who live outside of the Syracuse city limits cannot be served. read more »
(Syracuse, NY) - The Shamrock Animal Fund has extended the RSVP deadline to Friday, March 15th for guests wishing to attend the 4th annual Shamrock's Celebration on Saturday evening March 23rd.
Online reservations and payment are available to be part of the festive Irish themed party at King & King Architects on W. Jefferson Street on the edge of Armory Square. Premier Catering is serving corned beef and turkey carving stations and a mashed potato bar. There's plenty of beer, wine and soda to enjoy while dancing and listening to the music of Grupo Pagan.
Article by Farah Jadran featured in March 2013 issue of Syracuse Woman Magazine
When it’s Christmastime, we think of tall evergreens covered in lights and ornaments. But this past Christmas brought more than holly and mistletoe, it brought the “luck of the Irish.” More specifically, the care and support of the Shamrock Animal Fund for a four-month-old puppy.
One month after Kathy Wilson got her dog Trixie, the unthinkable happened. On the night before Christmas Eve, while Kathy worked the night shift, the Bichon-Shi Tzu mix chewed a plugged-in electrical cord burning her mouth and singeing her lungs.
Alarmed about the situation, Kathy began calling every veterinary clinic in the phone book as soon as she returned home from work. From the start, Kathy knew the vet care would be costly. She was waiting for her next paycheck to pay for Trixie’s care.
Kathy openly admitted how disheartening it was to call one veterinary office after another with the same response, “No.” Whether it was the Christmas Eve holiday or Kathy’s inability to pay for all the services, she said it was difficult to hear that no one would help.
But when Kathy dialed Fairmount Animal Hospital on Christmas Eve, she was more than surprised. “It was a great relief,” she said. “They told me,‘no problem, bring her in.’” Dr. Eileen Fatcheric, of Fairmount Animal Hospital, said there were many reasons why they said, “yes,” to Kathy’s call.
“Kathy was very honest and upfront about how much she could afford and she told me she was turned down from many other vets,” Dr. Fatcheric said. “She was well-meaning, very concerned and at the least she wanted to get Trixie in for an assessment.”
Within minutes of taking a look at Trixie and performing a chest X-ray, Dr. Fatcheric found that in addition to the burns in the dog’s mouth; also she had respiratory distress, lung abnormalities and some complications with her blood vessels. Dr. Fatcheric donated the cost of the X-ray. That still left Kathy with more costs to cover. Enter, the Shamrock Animal Fund. read more »
This letter appeared in the Post-Standard and on Syracuse.com on Saturday, February 2, 2013.
Three years ago we were inspired to establish the Shamrock Animal Fund in memory of our dog, Shamrock. The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit fund helps pay for veterinary care for animals whose Central New York owners have financial limitations.
Pet owners are required to demonstrate need and assume financial responsibility toward the vet costs. Funds raised are paid directly to veterinarians who provide discounted care. read more »
(Syracuse, NY) The Shamrock Animal Fund co-founders Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy and Matt Mulcahy will host Shamrock's Celebration 2013 on Saturday evening, March 23rd, 6:30p.m. until 10:30p.m. The event will be held once again at King & King Architects, 358 West Jefferson Street (at the corner of West Street) on the edge of Armory Square in Syracuse.
The annual Shamrock's Celebration has quickly become a tradition on the March social calendar during the month long Irish activities for which the Syracuse area is known.
The Irish themed festive evening will include raffles, live and silent auctions featuring gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses. Guests will be entertained by the music of Grupo Pagan. Premier Catering will serve Irish fare of corned beef and turkey carving stations along with a mashed potato and toppings bar will be served. Supporters can responsibly enjoy beer, wine and soda.
SPECIAL NOTE: In the final days before Shamrock's Celebration we can accommodate late responders through online payment and donation only. Be sure to e-mail email@example.com or call 415-8563 to notify the Shamrock Animal Fund. No payment at the door.
Large screen televisions will accommodate guests who are NCAA basketball fans.
Plenty of FREE parking is available in the adjacent King & King Architects and Steri Pharma parking lots.
Proceeds from Shamrock's Celebration benefit the Shamrock Animal Fund, a 501c3 not for profit fund and The Healthy Clinics helping animals in our community receive veterinary care.
The event is $50 per person. Payment and reservations can be made online. Supporters can also mail checks to: Shamrock Animal Fund, 7815 Karakul Lane, Fayetteville NY 13066. RSVP EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH. read more »
As 2013 begins the Shamrock Animal Fund moves into its fourth year of helping to pay for veterinary care for animals in need across Central New York.
The demand for assistance remains high. Pet owners call and e-mail every day asking for help with the dogs and cats. Often times the medical need is sudden and unexpected. The treatment can be costly.
The Shamrock Animal Fund asks owners to pay the majority of the bill, veterinarians to offer a discount and then the Fund helps with a supplemental payment.
The Fund has helped pay for the care for more than 80 animals. President and Co-founder Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy has advocated and counseled many more times that number of pet owners looking for direction.
The Healthy Pet Clinics organized by the Shamrock Animal Fund have served more than 1,000 pets in the neediest of Syracuse's neighborhoods.
It is only possible through the help of generous supporters. Thank you.
(Syracuse) - The Healthy Pet Clinic organized by the Shamrock Animal Fund and the CNY Animal Welfare coalition served its 1,000 pet during the November 11th Clinic at St. Lucy's Church on Syracuse's near west side.
This was the last Clinic of 2012. Volunteer staff, veterinarians and veterinary technicians served a record 166 animals. The official hours were 1:00 to 4:00 pm, but pet owners were lining up by 10:30 am for a chance to have their dog or cat examined, vaccinated and treated for any other ailments that the veterinarians could handle on the spot.
Shufronia Love of Syracuse was the owner of the 1,000th pet served. She appreciated the designation and praised the volunteer effort for providing a service for her two cats that she could not otherwise afford.
Organizers are discussing a return in the spring to Assumption Church on Syracuse's north side. If the Clinics continue they would be held in April, May and June. read more »