Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good Samaritan Endowment Program Helps Indianapolis Pets in Need

Struggling families in the Indianapolis Indiana area will soon be able to get needed preventive veterinary care for their pets. The aim of the Good Samaritan Endowment Program is to give non-emergency preventive veterinary care to pets whose families cannot afford it due to financial difficulties. The program will also provide fourth-year veterinary and veterinarian tech students attending Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine hands-on learning experiences.

The Good Samaritan Endowment Program has been made possible through a $100,000 gift by an anonymous donation from an Indianapolis woman. Elanco Companion Health, a global company that develops and markets products to increase animal health, matched the donation.

Individuals who are interested in receiving basic, preventive care, such as vaccinations and heartworm prevention through the Good Samaritan Endowment Program must verify their financial need by filling out a questionnaire. Three community centers located in Marion County - Church Within, the Concord Center, and Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center - will help determine if an individual meets financial qualifications to receive veterinary care through the program.

Stephen A. Connell, DVM and director of technical, academic, and consumer services for Elanco Companion Health stated, "It's crucial to establish programs like the Good Samaritan to reinforce the importance of adequate veterinary care. Elanco fully recognizes the important role pets play in our lives and is committed to keeping pets happy and healthy."

If you would like more information on this program, you can visit Purdue University's News page.


Purdue University: University News Service: Purdue Veterinary Medicine-led Project to Help Care for Indianapolis Pets in Need


  1. Wow! a $100,000 gift! That's stunning.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog,

    I have not had time to blog comment for awhile either. Life is so busy. And my husband has not been feeling well.

    Thanks for the great posts! This is great news.

    Debby in Arizona

  2. How generous of the lady who made such a big donation! It's wonderful many fur babies can get health care :-)