Giving Back

A cat who was injured in the Camp Fire in Butte County rests after a bandage change at SAGE Concord.

Camp Fire Relief

The doctors and staff at SAGE Veterinary Centers are compelled to show gratitude in everything we do, and we appreciate the privilege of caring for animals and their families.

The Butte County Camp fire in Northern California continues to put people and their pets at grave risk. We have mobilized to help the victims of the Butte County Camp Fire by providing veterinary care and assistance directly at the site. We have been asked by the California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) to treat and house feline victims and we have readied the cat ward in the former CCVEC building to house 17+ animals as a staging area. Our staff have volunteered to transport feline and canine patients between our hospitals in Concord, Dublin, Campbell and Redwood City to provide them the medical care they need. SAGE will be treating approximately 40 fire victims, with many of our doctors providing pro bono care.

If you would like to get involved in the disaster relief effort, here are some of the ways you can help.

Veterinarians

If you would  like to help at the facilities that are holding the displaced animals visit the Veterinary Professional Sign Up page.

To donate to support the veterinary response effort in the Camp Fire: California Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Please encourage veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants to join the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) by visiting the site here, and clicking the link at the bottom of the home page. It is free to join and all personal information is kept confidential. Members are able to be deployed during proclaimed states of emergency during critical early periods of disaster response when other resources cannot access the disaster zone.

Pet Owners

Do you know someone from the fire zone who is missing a pet? The North Valley Animal Disaster Group (NVADG) is posting photos of rescued animals. Learn more on this page.

The NVADG is accepting cash donations. Learn more here.

 

Everyday Philanthropy

SAGE is also proud of our year-round philanthropic efforts that provide financial support, promote knowledge sharing, create a positive impact, and give our teams the opportunity to volunteer.

Here are some of the ways we get involved:

  • We participate in more than 20 events and programs each year that support local rescue organizations such as Valley Humane Society, Pets in Need, and Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), as well as national organizations such as the Morris Animal Foundation.
  • Individual doctors frequently donate to local schools’ silent auctions to help with fundraising.
  • Our veterinarians and staff educate the public on responsible pet ownership at venues such as the Bay Area Pet Expo and at local businesses that include REI.
  • Our staff regularly educates children and young adults about pet care and the veterinary field on “Reading Day” at local schools, at SPCA Kids Camps and Vet Camp at ARF.
  • Our doctors have worked with the Mount Diablo Unified School district and others to present to school age children as part of the STEAM Industry Partners Program to get them thinking about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
  • We participate in Junior Achievement programs, working with students in Dublin and Concord classrooms to prepare young people for economic success.
  • Our doctors and staff support Cover Your K9, a non-profit organization that raises money to provide safety equipment and medical care for police dogs and other working K9 teams. Our doctors educate law enforcement teams, and our staff brings their own dogs to events to teach officers how to bandage, splint, and care for their K9s while out in the field protecting our community.
  • Our administrative staff participates in an annual Volunteer Day at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano; we’re proud to be a part of the annual volunteer hours that keeps this incredible organization running.
  • We encourage our staff to make a personal impact and participate in community service programs. We make time to publicly recognize everyone who volunteers.
  • Our staff has also donated animal health services to the Oakland Zoo.
  • Each SAGE hospital also donates time and money to their own charities of choice.

To learn more about our charitable giving efforts, contact us at info@sagecenters.com.

 

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