Medical Care for Stray and Disadvantaged Pets

Happy Endings

Too often, families are faced with heart wrenching decisions because funds are not available to save the life of their beloved animal companion. Here we highlight the happy endings, but recognize too many animals are not so fortunate.

Read about the most recent cases of animals, and the families who love them, who were given lifesaving support through the Chester Foundation.

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About Us

The Chester Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to provide medical care for stray and disadvantaged pets.

With an amazing record forming collaborations with animal rescue groups and participating veterinarian hospitals, the Chester Foundation has saved the lives of pets who would otherwise have been lost due to a lack of funds.

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House Fire Victims Fonzie & Bandit Need Your Support

Fonzie and Bandit were home alone when their family’s home caught on fire. Thanks to the Sacramento Metro Fire Department, they were transported to the Pet Emergency Center in Roseville.

Both dogs required intensive care (ICU) monitoring and medical care valued at approximately $5,900. The family has no funds available to pay for medical care that was provided. Learn how you can help this family that suffered a severe loss of their home but thankfully still has their beloved family dogs.

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Featured Donor – Murphy Family Endowment Fund

The Chester Foundation was very pleased to receive two grants in December from The Murphy Family Endowment Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The first grant in the amount of $10,000 is for assistance for pet owners, and the second grant in the amount of $5,000 is intended for the animals of the homeless, under the guidance of Lynn Madison.

We are very honored to receive their continued support!

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"Making emergency medical care accessible to all pets."

Recent Blog Posts

Read the lastest news about the work of the Chester Foundation and the generous donors who make it all possible!

Mar 8, 2014

Kuipo and her injured foot

“Kuipo” is a recent patient seen at the Pet Emergency Center and recipient of...

Jan 10, 2014

Victims of home fire – Fonzie and Bandit

Both Fonzie and Bandit were victims of a recent house fire. They received life-saving medical care for severe smoke inhalation costing over $5,800. After losing their home and belongings, the family has no funds to pay for the services received. Please help the Chester Foundation raise the money needed to cover the cost of saving Fonzie and Bandit!

Dec 17, 2013

Save River!

River received the support needed to have his surgery thanks to all the generous people who donated to his fund at Chester Foundation. View the pictures of River and Steve before and after the procedure to repair his fractured pelvis.