Friends of the NCVMA Foundation Supports Canine Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly

Philanthropic Arm of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Makes $750 Donation to Wake County Organization.

Raleigh, NC, July 28, 2011 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that Friends of the NCVMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organization, has donated $750 to Dr. Julianne Davis of the Canine Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly on behalf of the organization. C.A.R.E is a nonprofit organization which places shelter dogs in a permanent home and trains them to be therapeutic visitors in assisted living facilities and senior centers.

The NCVMA also gave $500 to C.A.R.E. along with the contribution from its foundation.

“C.A.R.E. is a fantastic organization that helps increase the adoptability of shelter dogs and benefit senior citizens,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “Placing a shelter dog in the care of a senior citizen rescues both from potentially lonely existences, and C.A.R.E. is dedicated to developing those special relationships. Our association is pleased to contribute to this worthy cause.”

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