April 14, 2011
Pets today are
considered an integral part of the family. No one should have to
put their beloved pet to sleep because of an inability to pay
veterinary medical bills. The Capper & Chris Save the Animals
Fund was established in 1997 to bridge the gap between a pet
owner's ability to pay for lifesaving medical treatment and the
costs of the procedure.
The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has
some of the finest veterinarians in the world coupled with the most
advanced diagnostic and lifesaving procedures available for the
care of sick and injured animals. However, these state-of-the-art
procedures can be very expensive.
The Capper & Chris Save the Animals Fund provides financial
assistance to pet owners who could not otherwise afford a
lifesaving procedure for their animal, especially those pets that
might have to be euthanized due to prohibitive financial hardship
to the family.
created by Mrs. Capper Thompson, was established as a memorial to
Chris Stehouwer, a Texas A&M University student and animal
lover who was killed in a tragic accident.
Mrs. Thompson envisioned the fund as the perfect way to both
help sick ani- mals in need and, at the same time, provide valuable
training for veterinary students. She realized there was little
value in euthanizing pets that could otherwise be treated, so
Mrs. Thompson established this remarkable tribute.
Some eligibility criteria have been established for the
Contributing to the Capper & Chris Save the Animals Fund at
the Texas A&M College Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences not only gives you the opportunity to help families whose
pets are in need of lifesaving medical treatment, but makes you a
member of the team working to educate future veterinarians.
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