We who dedicate our lives to helping animals and their families are reminded by the COVID-19 pandemic that the effects of disease know no boundaries among species. Our community, both humans and animals, needs the help of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine now more than ever.
With millions of people applying for unemployment, our families comprised of humans and non-human members face significant financial and emotional hardships.
We turn to our pets for comfort, friendship, joy, and relief during times of isolation. With your help, we will make sure that people experiencing financial hardship will still be able to give their pets the veterinary care they need. By donating to Travis Fund* under the Cummings Cares initiative, your donations will go directly to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and to the Hospital for Large Animals to help cover the costs of emergency visits for responsible pet owners encountering financial difficulties.
Any gift you give will help provide care for animals in need of veterinary attention. No one should endure the heartbreak of losing a beloved companion due to the inability to pay for unforeseen veterinary expenses.
Thank you for healing animals and helping humans, and providing support to the Travis Fund in a time of greater need.
* The Travis Fund was established in memory of Dr. Stanley O. Travis, a widely respected and beloved veterinarian. The fund provides financial assistance for the care of found animals and helps responsible owners cover the cost of unanticipated veterinary care. The fund is managed by the hospital administrator, with grants made at the recommendation of the animal's Tufts veterinarian.