Since its inception in the mid-1980s, the
Fund has provided financial assistance for
sick or injured cats and dogs who need
substantial veterinary care too costly for
their owners to bear alone. The Fund works
with committed and dedicated animal
hospitals on Cape Cod and the Islands to
provide this assistance. These hospitals
have contracted with the Fund to provide
services at reduced cost. The owner of the
animal pays a small percentage of this
negotiated reduced amount. The Sampson Fund
then pays all or a substantial portion of
the remainder through monies allocated to
the veterinarian. The Fund also helps
injured or sick strays.
The Fund thus makes
every effort to see that no cat or dog on
Cape Cod and the Islands will be denied
needed veterinary care or euthanized due
solely to the lack of resources.
The Fund is primarily financed and supported
by membership fees and donations. The Fund
also sponsors local fund-raising events from
which it derives additional operating
With the help of people who care about the
health and welfare of companion animals the
Sampson Fund will continue to make every
effort to see that no sick or injured cat or
dog on Cape Cod and the Islands will be
denied needed veterinary care or euthanized
due solely to the owner's lack of resources.
The Sampson Fund is an all-volunteer organization with no paid officers or staff and no building to maintain. Compared to other charities, a much greater percentage of contributions goes directly to help animals in need.