Blue skies and mild temperatures again favored the OAHF Fore Animals Classic, held on Sept. 20 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury. Sixty golfers teed it up to raise funds for the Foundation’s animal care efforts, pulling in just under $9,500.
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This year’s Fore Animals Classic fundraiser brought in nearly $9,000 in funds for animal-related research and projects—a 20 percent increase over 2015. The ninth annual event, hosted by the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, drew 56 participants to Bent Tree Golf Club on Sept. 21.
Every year, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association partners with the Ohio Animal Health Foundation and Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust to award 20 scholarships to shelter personnel who would like to attend the Midwest Veterinary Conference but may not otherwise be able to. The scholarships help alleviate the financial burden many shelters face so that they can take advantage of the educational opportunities the MVC offers.
Fifty-six golfers enjoyed blue skies on Sept. 16 at the Eighth annual Ohio Animal Health Foundation Fore Animals Classic, helping to raise more than $7,000 for important animal health projects. The event helps fund a variety of OAHF grants that advance animal health and enrichment research and fund educational programs and equipment, as well as support a number of local animal care projects.
University of Cincinnati: A 2014 grant to the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Veterinary Technology program allowed them to purchase five microscopes to be placed at non-profit animal welfare locations and farms in the area. The microscopes served as a valuable teaching and animal care tool, screening animals for parasites and zoonotic diseases. Nine hundred shelter animals and 130 farm animals were served over the past year.
University of Findlay. With an OAHF grant, researchers at the University of Findlay studied socializing piglets prior to weaning, as well as the inclusion of environmental enrichment on piglet behavior and weight gain. The research helped shed new light on ways to minimize aggressive behavior and stress among piglets during weaning.
The 2013 Fore Animals Classic raised a record $9,200 to be donated to important animal care and well-being programs supported by the Ohio Animal Health Foundation. These includes recent efforts to relocate displaced Ohio wild and dangerous animals to sanctuaries, shelter educational programs and animal care and housing research. Read more
The Ohio Animal Health Foundation Board of Directors has approved funding and a plan to assist with relocation efforts of wild animals currently in Ohio. With an initial $30,000 in funds committed, the OAHF is looking to award grants with established non-profit sanctuaries who can house and care for animals that need to be moved as a result of Senate Bill 310. The grant guidelines stipulate that assistance can be requested for relocation, housing, veterinary care and general care and feeding of species needing a new sanctuary home as a result of owners relinquishing their animals under Ohio’s new law. Complete grant guidelines can be found at http://oahf.org/grants.html, and those wishing to add needed resources to the Foundation’s initial funding commitment can make a donation of any amount at the Web site by clicking on the DONATE NOW button.
The OVMA Shelter Animal Medicine & Care Committee congratulates the following organizations that have been selected to receive a shelter scholarship to the 2013 Midwest Veterinary Conference: Read more
Wednesday marked the fifth annual Ohio Animal Health Foundation’s Fore Animals Classic. Fifty-six players joined OAHF at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, raising nearly $7,000 for animal-related projects and research. Congratulations to our prize winners at the 2012 Fore Animals Classic: