Animal Care PA serves as the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association but functions as an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Animal Care PA is to help caring people help animals by bridging the gap through our animal welfare initiatives like The Last Chance Program and Henry’s Helping Paws Program as well as funding Veterinary Student Scholarships.

Help them feed and care for animals in need, and educate pet owners and veterinary students of the Commonwealth. You can help by making a tax-deductible donation today!

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Their Henry’s Helping Paws Program provides food to the pets of senior citizens so the pets and their owners are able to stay together.


The Last Chance (TLC) Program provides veterinary care grants to animals in need when limited or no financial means exist to pay for care.


Their Veterinary Student Scholarship Program helps to decrease the financial burden that plagues veterinary students.

Bark in the Park 5K  |  1-Mile  |  Pet Costume Contest

Animal Care PA’s largest fundraiser of the year is the Bark in the Park 5K and 1-Mile Dog Walk. This is a fun and great way to raise money for companion animals in need. Register alone or with a team, gather pledges until race day, and then get out there and run or walk. The day includes a raffle as well as a Halloween Costume Contest for pets and their people with prizes in several categories. Runners also receive trophies in various categories.

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