Savannah Cat Care Fund (SVCCF) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to provide financial assistance throughout the United States to Savannah pet cat owners who cannot afford emergency care for their Savannah cat. SVCCF financial assistance applies to all illnesses and injuries requiring immediate emergency or urgent care.
The fund was started because we were disheartened by the savannah cats euthanized and/or surrendered because the owner(s) could not pay veterinary bills. This fund has been years in the making…as our breed grows, so do its needs.
Savannah Cat Care Fund was discussed with the Directors of Savannah Rescue (Brigitte Cowell Moyne and Kristine C. Alessio). Paige Dana and Kathleen Mcgown are on the SV Rescue team and our thinking was we needed to have an organization that could help pet savannahs BEFORE they were surrendered and/or euthanized. We would be help SV Rescue, our savannah cats and the community.
Fast Forward – A group was formed from the idea and the idea came to fruition, with the help of many people. We formed a non profit organization with a Board of Directors and moved ahead. BUT…we cannot help anyone without the money to do so. SVCCF will work with SV Rescue to do just that. We will also work with the community and anyone that needs emergency funds to save or help their savannah pet.
The goals of Savannah Cat Care Fund are:
- To generate financial support for the organization’s initiatives, through outreach and fundraising, with a primary focus on providing financial assistance to Savannah pet cat owners experiencing financial hardship due to unanticipated emergency/urgent cat care expenses;
- To work with Savannah Rescue and help/save savannah cats BEFORE they are surrendered or euthanized due to the inability of an owner to provide emergency veterinary care.
- To work with veterinarians on accepting pet insurance and allowing owners to pay only deductibles and copays;
- To provide education and resources to Savannah owners as needed.
Savannah cat is defined as (a) a Savannah with TICA registration; or, (b) a Savannah rescued from SV Rescue with proof of such; or, (c) a cat with no registration papers but deemed a savannah by the SVCCF Board of Directors or their appointees; or, (d) a Savannah recognized and confirmed as such by the cat’s breeder.
Note: The amount of financial assistance provided is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Savannah Cat Care Fund Organization and is dependent upon available funds. Funding is not provided for routine care, vaccines, spay or neuter.