FVMA Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
Hurricane Michael’s impact on multiple counties in the Florida Panhandle can only be described as devastating. Making landfall at Mexico Beach just south of Panama City on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the Category 4 storm has caused catastrophic damage to communities in Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Jefferson and Franklin counties. This hurricane caused billions of dollars in damages across the Florida Panhandle. It disrupted the lives of half a million Florida residents, and caused tremendous suffering and displacement to countless pets and animals in a total of 24 counties.
Many veterinarians made sacrifices and assisted these animals in their times of need, or were unable to because of damages resulting from the hurricane. The Florida Veterinary Medical Association Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is currently able to provide financial assistance to those individuals through reimbursement grants.
Actively licensed Florida veterinarians at the time of the disaster who were affected are eligible to apply and receive funds. Up to $2,500 can be disbursed to any individual for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of providing medical care, food, or shelter to animals affected by Hurricane Michael, or for out-of-pocket clinic expenses resulting from damage from the hurricane.