Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund
The Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund, established by Petco Love, in partnership with Blue Buffalo, provides financial support to Petco partners whose pets have been diagnosed with cancer and who might otherwise not be able to afford treatment.
The fund is managed by The Mosby Foundation, a nonprofit that administers financial support for pets that are critically sick, injured, abused and neglected and need medical treatment.
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What is the Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund?
The Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund was established in memory of Yummy, Petco CEO Ron Coughlin’s beloved yellow English lab. Yummy was a two-time cancer survivor and enjoyed many years as Petco’s Chief Dog Officer. Yummy brought joy to so many Petco partners. He loved everyone, and everyone loved Yummy.
To continue his legacy of love in support of other pets diagnosed with cancer, Petco Love, in partnership with Blue Buffalo, wanted to help Petco partners in need of financial assistance to obtain lifesaving pet cancer treatment for their beloved pets. Petco Love and Blue Buffalo have provided funding for this cause, and it’s managed by The Mosby Foundation, a nonprofit that administers financial support for pets that are critically sick, injured, abused and neglected and need medical treatment.
How can I apply for assistance?
Petco partners seeking financial support for pet cancer treatment may apply to the Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund through the Mosby Foundation, a nonprofit that manages the fund.
The Mosby Foundation administers financial support for pets that are critically sick, injured, abused and neglected and need medical treatment.
Am I eligible to apply?
Petco partners who are unable to afford the cost of pet cancer treatment are eligible to apply for assistance, if:
- you are an active employee (including those on leave, short-term disability)
- you can provide proof of the pet cancer diagnosis and an estimate of related eligible veterinary expenses, including prescribed medications and medical procedures for the treatment of the pet’s cancer (see below for details on what’s not covered)
You will NOT be eligible for reimbursement for treatment that has already been performed.
What expenses are covered?
Grants are awarded by the Mosby Foundation based on the volume of applicants and fund availability—amounts and coverage vary. You will be asked to submit an estimate of treatment with your application to be considered for coverage. You will NOT be eligible for reimbursement for treatment that has already been performed.
The following expenses will not be covered:
- diagnostics, testing, CT scans or x-rays
- general and/or routine veterinary care (examples: vaccinations, vet visits, blood work, testing, dental cleanings)
- medications already purchased
- treatments already performed and paid for
Who decides who gets assistance?
Petco Love has partnered with The Mosby Foundation, a third party that determines the eligibility, availability and amount of any assistance. Petco and Petco Love are not involved in these decisions.
I applied for assistance. How long until I hear back?
Please allow 3-5 business days for a response from the Mosby Foundation.
Do I have to repay the grants?
No. Grants provided through the Yummy Memorial Pet Cancer Fund are not loans and do not need to be repaid.
How do I donate to the fund?
Partners may donate to the fund through https://petcolove.org/yummy-memorial-pet-cancer-fund/
Who can I contact with other questions?
If you have other questions, reach out to the Mosby Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-885-2260.