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Animal Services - SCARF Fund

The MISSISSAUGA ANIMAL SERVICES would like to thank a group of wonderful young ladies RACHEL, LYLA, MARINA, and STEPHANIE for their gracious donation of $ 75.00 to our S.C.A.R.F Fund.  Throughout the fall they worked in their neighbourhood raking leaves to gather money for the homeless animals of their city.  Thank You Ladies !

 

Our donation program is a new and exciting program designed to help the animals in our care. We are able to buy better cages, medications, fund our foster care program and provide extra veterinary care for animals that may otherwise be euthanised. In the future, we hope to be able to build a new and improved cattery which would allow cats in our care room to exercise, stretch and play. For more information about our donation program, please contact our office at 905-896-5000.


HISTORY OF FUND
The Fund was initiated by Mississauga Animal Services Staff to utilize our donated funds and monies raised through our Pet Fair. The fund idea was approved and became official during late 1997. The Fund was officially named the S.C.A.R.F. Fund in 1998. S.C.A.R.F. is an acronym for "The Special Care for Animals and Resources Fund". The word itself was meant to represent a scarf that may wrap around something symbolizing special care and protection. The name was chosen by a staff vote after submissions were made to officially name the Fund.


HOW ARE MONIES RAISED
Monies shall be accepted via: daily unsolicited donations, "Pet Fair" and donation jars at special events and fund raisers specifically designated to raise funds for S.C.A.R.F. All monies will be placed in the S.C.A.R.F. Fund and held in trust.


DESIGNATION OF FUND
The Fund is designated to benefit rescued or abandoned animals that are wards of Mississauga Animal Services. This may be accomplished through extended vet care, improved education programs or non-budgeted improvements to the Animal Services Facility. These items will be directly related to improved animal care and service. The Fund will not be used for owned animals, euthanasia, salaries, or any other budgeted items.


FUND CATEGORIES
1. GREATEST NEED
Domestic animal needing veterinary care above and beyond what we would normally provide. Foster Care items, food, medications or other items not normally provided for extended animal care.
2. SHELTER IMPROVEMENTS
This category will be designated for non-budgeted Shelter improvements such as cages, additions or equipment.
3. EDUCATION
This category will be designated for non-budgeted education items essential for improved educational services.
4. LONG TERM GOALS
Should the SCARF Fund prove successful, this category will be designated for long term goals such as a spay/neuter subsidies. Long term goals may change depending on shifting needs or priorities.


DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO

"City of Mississauga SCARF Fund". Donations of $20.00 or more will receive a tax receipt. Mailing Address: City of Mississauga Animal Services, 735 Central Parkway West, Mississauga, Ontario L5C 4H4. If you require more information, please contact our office at 905-896-5000.
 






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