Nygood Veterinary Assistance Fund

Frances Nygood Veterinary Assistance Fund

Frances Blackie Nygood was a longtime BROOD member and supporter, and breeder and lover of basset hounds.  She generously supported BROOD for many years, including a bequest that has been used to establish a fund to provide veterinary treatment grants to qualified animal shelters and rescue organizations to help dogs.

The fund will help save dogs’ lives by providing grants to assist with the cost of life-saving or life-enhancing emergency or specialty care for dogs that otherwise would not receive treatment due to financial constraints.

The BROOD Board of Directors will establish an annual budget for the Veterinary Assistance Fund (VAF).  ‘The BROOD President and Vice President will review and award grants based upon the following criteria:

  • Grants will be made only to 501c3 organizations or public animal welfare facilities such as animal shelters or humane societies that run animal shelters.
  • The grantee must be in BROOD’s primary geographic area (Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, DC). Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Eligible animals are basset hounds or other hound breeds or hound mixes. Other breeds will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent upon medical and financial need and available funds.
  • Grants are to be used to help pay for the treatment of emergency and specialty medical conditions where the pet would otherwise suffer, be euthanized, or relinquished without proper veterinary care. The VAF does not fund spays or neuters, euthanizations, vaccinations or routine care.

The amount of the grant awarded will be determined by the veterinary treatment needed and prognosis, funds available to be disbursed, and other criteria determined by BROOD.   An estimate or receipts for veterinary treatment will be provided by the grantee.

Rescues and animal welfare organizations and facilities can contact BROOD at president@brood-va.org for more information about the Nygood Veterinary Assistance Fund, including how to apply for a grant.