As we look back on everything the Banfield Foundation has accomplished in 2020, we are struck by the fact that the people and pets whose lives have been changed by our grants ultimately have you—our Banfield Foundation donors and Banfield Pet Hospital clients and associates—to thank. During a year that brought a range of unanticipated challenges, we are overcome with gratitude for the work we were collectively able to do. In 2020, we helped more than 475,000 pets receive access to veterinary care, shelter and disaster relief, including more than $500,000 in COVID-19 relief. We also celebrated our five-year anniversary, marking an incredible milestone of 5 million pets helped since we first began in 2015.
While there is still much more work to accomplish, we know that we are more confident today than ever that no matter what the future holds, we can use our resources to change the lives of pets who need us—and the lives of the people who love and rely on them.