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If you have any questions please contact Stacey Connell, Hospital Administrator.


The Paws of Promise Foundation is so grateful for the generosity of all of our donors. Here we recognize those who have contributed in honor or memory of a beloved pet or person.

In Honor of Abigail, Virginia, Spencer and Sam

Sandra Sholley
In Honor of Dr. Gross and In Memory of Charlie

Joseph and Frances Stimmler
In Memory of Gus

The Family of "Bayley" Goeppert's
In Honor of Dr. Cabel

Regina Community Nursing Center
In Memory of Gus

Richard and Barbara Brooks Pomerantz
In Honor of Beckham Pomerantz and Dr. Lori Cabell

Sara Helms
In Memory of Magnus

Frank Sobieski
In Memory of Blanche Wonseski

Edward Wonseski
In Memory of Blanche

John Schmidt and Mary Alice Burns
In Memory of Cody

Joseph Stimmler
For the great care rendered for our dogs - Gus and Prince

Louis and Sharon Zotti
In Memory of Bocce

John Schmidt and Mary Alice Burns
In Memory of Betty Miller Zaro

Charles and Gregory Furlong
In Memory of Shelbie

The Paws of Promise Foundation at
Metropolitan Veterinary Associates (MVA)

The age-old adage is unfortunately so true – sometimes bad things happen to good people. And their pets. Typically at the most inopportune time as well…Fluffy eating a tube sock at midnight on a Saturday…Spots having a blockage at noon on a Sunday. It can be a scary time, and life-saving emergency veterinary care may not be an expense you’ve planned for.

Now, MVA has created the Paws of Promise Foundation to help good owners who are having trouble funding a pet’s life-saving emergency care. Through the generosity of our clients and donors, we are able to provide small grants on an as-needed basis to pets who qualify for our program.

To be considered for Paws of Promise funding, the pet must be receiving treatment at MVA, and be either a Good Samaritan case, or a pet whose owners are having significant financial difficulty affording treatment. Funding recipients must have a treatment plan and estimate from MVA and demonstrate that all other payment options have been exhausted including:

  • Personal finances (credit cards and care credit)
  • Donations from family and friends
  • Additional fundraising efforts

The Paws of Promise Foundation is made possible through a partnership with the Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible and are used solely for animals in need.

MVA’s Paws of Promise Foundation. Helping you keep the promise you made to always take care of your four-legged friends.

When you make a donation to MVA’s Paws of Promise Foundation, 100% of your tax-deductible gift will support the care of pets in need. To donate, click below and select ‘Pennsylvania’ and ‘Metropolitan Veterinary Associates Paws of Promise Foundation’. You can also send a check made payable to The Veterinary Care Foundation, 16550 NW 46th St., Morriston, FL, 32668 and indicate Paws of Promise Foundation in the memo.