The Chastain Life Guardianship Trust was established by client contribution back in the 1990’s. It has been very helpful for many animals in need in the north Dallas area over the years. We have recently signed up with the Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable umbrella group, to host our Life Guardianship Trust (LGT). This simplifies the administration and accounting issues and makes transparent reporting easier. There is a separate fund for each clinic, since they serve different communities.
Clients – or anybody, really – may make charitable contributions directly to our fund by going to http://www.vetcarefoundation.org/donatemember.php and selecting the appropriate veterinary practice. ALSO, the Chastain Vet Med Grp will be donating 2% of each dollar spent, at each practice, by Chastain Rewards Members, to the corresponding VCF Life Guardianship Trust for each clinic.
Monies from these VCF accounts are used to fund charitable contributions to local animal rescue groups, such as Operation Kindness in Carrolton, and to offset some of the costs of care of sick and injured strays, wildlife, homeless pets, and to help pet owners who are down on their luck, all right here in our own communities.
The veterinary care foundation (vcf) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation that was created to support local veterinary practices like ourselves in their humanitarian and community service work. 100% of every charitable dollar contributed by our members is used to directly fund the care of animals and other charitable organizations in our own community.