The COVID-19 outbreak has been dominating headlines and shuttering businesses for weeks now. This is perhaps one of the most challenging times we’ll face as a country and community, and we regret to say that if we aren’t able to raise sufficient operating funds in the next several days, Bellingham Veterinary will be the virus’s latest victim. We are applying for funding through the emerging federal rescue, however, this process is proving to be slow and as yet uncertain.
We do not share this news lightly. Caring for your pets and to the relationships between you and them, has been our mission since our founding twenty-one years ago. Every year since then, it has been our sincere honor and privilege to serve you.
No veterinary hospital ever wants to get to this point, but we are here and we are asking for your help.
We have always gone out of our way to extend kindness and understanding to our clients, particularly when issues of payment have come up. And we’ve striven to be on the cutting edge of life-saving cancer treatments for canines. It is our greatest hope that we will be able to continue to offer our clients empathy-based, cutting edge medicine for another two decades, but, because of circumstances beyond our control, including a dramatic, social distancing-induced drop in business and the need to donate our personal protective equipment to area human hospitals, we find ourselves facing dire financial straits.
We understand, of course, that you, too, might be hurting financially right now, and our hearts go out to you and your family. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in these early days of the pandemic, it’s that we’re in this together, even as we’re being forced to remain apart.
If, however, you are able to spare something to help us, we would appreciate it more than we can express. Our partner in this effort is the Perseus Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of cancer in canines. To donate to our cause, please click on the link provided. And thank you for trusting your pets to our care. When we count our blessings at the end of each day, you and your pets are on the top of that list.