A not for profit fund in Central New York providing financial assistance for veterinary costs for animals in need.
(Syracuse, NY) The Shamrock Animal Fund proudly announces its 2012 honorees who will be celebrated at Shamrock’s Celebration 2012 fundraiser on Saturday, March 24th at King+King Architects, 358 West Jefferson Street, Syracuse. Dr. Nancy Freeborough of Syracuse and Dr. Marco Coronado of Cazenovia have been selected for their commitment to providing accessible and affordable veterinary care to animals and their owners. Both veterinarians have been strong partners in the work of the Shamrock Animal Fund. read more »
In the following article Farah Jadran from Syracuse Woman Magazine writes:
Unconditional love. It's somethng that goes paw-in-hand with bringing home that precious pup or that curious cat. A pet these days is more than "just a pet," he or she, cat or dog, is a member of the family. While unconditional loves is priceless, the care and treatment of your four legged family member can cost a small fortune. To help ensure that any family can afford the love and unity that a pet can bring, there is a young agency in Central New York that is on a mission to ensure animals receive necessary care even when their owner is struggling financially.
More than two years ago, NBC-3 and CW-6 news anchor Matt Mulcahy and his wife Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy started the Shamrock Animal Fund to provide financial assistance for veterinary costs for animals in need in the CNY area. Their dog Shamrock passed away at age 18 on Jan. 9, 2010, after enduring kidney failure, and there was “a lot of time and money” spent on his treatment. Because the Mulcahys know first-hand how hard it can be to go through a major illness with an animal, they wanted to start a fund to help others going through similar situations. Because Shamrock was born with the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and was thought to have had a “very full and happy life,” the name of the fund came easily. This cause not only honors Shamrock’s memory but also serves to help other animals that are fighting an illness or require surgery. The fund has helped animals in nine counties.
“We always wanted to do something to help animals,” Jamie said. “We have met so many wonderful people.” This 100 percent volunteer effort has become a labor of love to benefit animals in the region.
The 3rd Annual Shamrock's Celebration to benefit the Shamrock Animal Fund is set for the evening of Saturday, March 24th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at King+King Architects on 358 West Jefferson Street in Syracuse, NY.
This event will feature catering by Prime Steakhouse including a mashed potato bar, corned beef and turkey carving stations and wine and beer as part of the celebration. The jazz sounds of Grupo Pagan will entertain. The Shamrock Animal Fund will also honor some of the outstanding veterinarians in our Central New York community.
A silent auction will highlight items from our generous local businesses giving bidders a chance to further support the Shamrock Animal Fund's effort to help pay for veterinary care for animals in need.
Syracuse Orange basketball fans can join us and watch the big game at our event should the team's NCAA run take them to a Saturday March 24th evening tip off. We will have a big screen and fans enjoying the party and Coach Jim Boeheim's recording breaking squad.
Your donation of $50 per person is payable only in advance. Easy online payment and reservations are available by clicking here or on "How to Donate" at the top of the page.
You can also mail checks to: Shamrock Animal Fund, 7815 Karakul Lane, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Feel free to print the invitation as seen on this page.
Join us on the edge of Armory Square in King+King's transformed dilapidated warehouse that has become a showcase for sustainable design and has achieved elite LEED Platinum certification. There is plenty of free parking.
Thank you to our primary sponsor: the CNYcentral media group. More details to come about our other gracious supporters of the event.
Plans are well underway for Shamrock's Celebration 2012 to benefit the Shamrock Animal Fund. It is scheduled for Saturday evening March 24th in Syracuse, NY.
Final details are posted on the home page of ShamrockAnimalFund.com. It promises to be another evening of cocktails, food and fun. The event will feature music and a silent auction.
Mark the date on your calendar and join us at King+King Architects newly renovated warehouse on the edge of Armory Square.
The holiday season is a time of great joy, but also a time of struggle and hardship for many. As the Shamrock Animal Fund moves into its third year of operation we look back at the hundreds of animals and families we have touched with financial help, advice, advocacy and care. We also remember our wonderful dog of nearly 19 years Shamrock for which the fund is named.
It was our caring for our aging Shamrock that inspired us to find a way to help others pay for their veterinary care. It was in the waiting rooms for veterinary exams, tests and surgeries where we witnessed the need first hand. That's how the Shamrock Animal Fund discovered its mission of helping to pay for veterinary care for animals in need that have owners with financial limitations.
We went more than 18 months without a dog in our home until early this fall when Bentley found us. He had been taken off the streets of Syracuse by animal control and brought to the Dewitt Animal Hospital which contracts as the city shelter. They guessed Bentley to be somewhere between three and five years old. He seems to be a poodle/Bichon mix. It doesn't really matter what breed. He has brought energy, vigor and warmth to our home.
Dog lovers know that no one pet can take the place of the one before. They're all different. Shamrock was regal, intelligent and handsome. Bentley is friendly, adventurous and powerful. read more »
Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the November Healthy Pet Clinic a tremendous success. The Clinic served some 150 pets from owners who patiently waited as long a 4 hours to receive an exam, vaccinations, flea/tick treatment and other care in exchange for $10. We are working on future Clinic plans which would likely happen in the Spring.
The Central New York Animal Welfare Coalition along with the Shamrock Animal Fund has organized these clinics filling a void in animal care in the Syracuse area.
The Healthy Pet Clinic was covered by NBC 3, CBS 5, CW 6, CNYcentral.com, YNN and the Syracuse Post-Standard. read more »
The next Healthy Pet Clinic is Sunday November, 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at St. Lucy's Church Auditorium/Gymnasium on 425 Gifford Street in Syracuse. The clinic is for pet owners with financial need who live in Syracuse's south and near west side neighborhoods. There is a $10 cash donation per animal requested.
This is the third clinic offered this fall to serve pets who have owners with financial limitations in Syracuse's south and near west side neighborhoods. It is sponsored by the Central New York Animal Welfare Coalition and the Shamrock Animal Fund.
The first two Healthy Pet Clinics in September and October served some 170 dogs and cats from approximately more than 100 households. In October time limitations required some 30 animals to be turned away. It is recommended that pet owners arrive early. read more »
A bright sunny October Sunday afternoon helped attract dozens of pet owners to this month's edition of the Healthy Pet Clinic in Syracuse. More than 30 volunteers served more than 70 pet owners and some 107 dogs and cats at St. Lucy's Church Auditorim. Some people waited over two hours for the chance to get an exam, vaccinations and flea or tic treatment in exchange for a $10 donation per animal. read more »
Sunday October 9th
The Healthy Pet Clinic sponsored by the CNY Animal Welfare Coalition returns to St. Lucy's Church Auditorium/Gym on Sunday, October 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is the second clinic offered this fall to serve pets who have owners with financial limitations in Syracuse's south and near west side neighborhoods.
The initial Healthy Pet Clinic in September served some 60 dogs and cats from approximately 40 households. Many of the owners of the animals expressed tremendous appreciation for the low cost care offered by the volunteer veterinarians and staff.
The Clinic requires pet owners bring identification, proof of address and something to verify financial need. Participants must reside in Syracuse's south and near west side neighborhoods. Dogs must be leashed and muzzled and cats brought in carriers. A donation of $10 per animal is requested. read more »
Click here to view collage of photos from September 11th Healthy Pet Clinic.
The words of thanks and appreciation from pet owners went a long way as payment this afternoon to the volunteers who helped with the first of its kind Healthy Pet Clinic in Syracuse. More than sixty cats and dogs received veterinary exams, vaccinations and assorted other treatments on Sunday, September 11th. The first pet owners lined up an hour before the doors were set to open. They continued a steady flow over the three scheduled hours of the clinic at St.Lucy's Church gymansium. read more »