Dedicated to providing valuable training to veterinary students and helping to save animals in need, The Capper & Chris Save the Animals Fund was one of the first such funds at the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
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 School 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.
The fund, 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 animals in need and, at the same time, provide valuable training for veterinary students. She realized there was little educational value in euthanizing pets that could otherwise be treated, so Mrs. Thompson established this remarkable tribute.
The animal must have a treatable disease or injury.
The fund may contribute up to 50% of the total cost, with a maximum of $1,000 per case.
The treatment must be performed at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).