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March 25, 2009

People, Pets & Vets Award Nominations Sought

MIAMI – March 10, 2009 On Sunday, May 17 2009, The South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF), a non-profit organization which promotes humane education, awareness and understanding of the human-animal bond and veterinary medicine in the South Florida community, will hold its annual recognition luncheon “People, Pets & Vets Awards” at Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club, located at 6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes.

  

The luncheon will feature Officer Kathy Labrada, Animal Services Investigator Supervisor and star of Animal Planet's Miami Animal Police.

 

The SFVF is currently seeking nominations for nine award categories. A description of each award category and nomination forms can be obtained on the SFVF’s website, www.sfvet.org or by contacting Denisa Hoult, Executive Director of the SFVF at (305) 397-8160 or by e-mail at dhoult@sfvet.org.

 

The suggested donation to attend the luncheon is $40. All proceeds directly benefit the SFVF. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

 

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About The South Florida Veterinary Foundation

The South Florida Veterinary Foundation (SFVF) is a non – profit organization that was established in 1976, its mission has been to promote humane education and increase awareness and understanding of the human-animal bond and veterinary medicine in the South Florida community. Funding for the foundation is primarily obtained through a small surcharge added by foundation member practioners to the Miami-Dade County Rabies Tag fee, as well as, donations from non-practice owners and vendors. The SFVF’s main goal has been to support veterinary related charitable activities. In the past, the foundation has provided donations of equipment and financial assistance for the Miami-Dade College Veterinary Technicians Program, provided a

complete trailer with training equipment for Miami-Dade County Search and Rescue dogs, and donated time and professional expertise at a Wellness/Vaccine Clinic held at Camillus House for the pets of homeless people. More recently the foundation established a scholarship at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine that would provide assistance to a South Florida student training to be a veterinarian at this college. One of the foundation’s ongoing projects is the “Spay and Neuter” program that provides free or reduced spay and neuter for pets of low income and indigent people.

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