Kindred Companions Memorial Fund Supports the WVMF and Comforts Grieving Families

Sep 30 | Companion Animal, Equine News, Livestock, News, WVMA News

By Jodi Legge, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation Executive Director

To date, donations to the Kindred Companions Memorial Fund total more than $5,300 for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation

Through Kindred Companions, veterinary clinics and hospitals can donate to the WVMF in memory of a beloved pet who has passed on. With this nominal donation (minimum of $10 per pet), hospitals and clinics can provide some small comfort to the families who have lost their cherished animal, while also supporting the fundraising initiatives of the Foundation. Upon receiving the donation, the WVMF will send a heartfelt, personalized card conveying sympathy for the family’s loss, letting them know a donation has been made in memory of their pet.

All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible and allow the WVMF to fund programs helping animals, people and communities throughout Wisconsin.

WVMF priorities include programs for veterans and their pets, disaster relief assistance for animals during natural or man-made disasters, pet care education programs and scholarships for veterinary medical students. The Foundation Board will award funds to worthy non-profit service organizations. Grant applications can be requested by emailing

For more information about the WVMF or the Kindred Companions Memorial Fund, or to make a tax-deductible gift, please visit our website at or call the WVMF office at 608-257-3665.