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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - Starting May 5th - August 18th - 

BirchBark Foundation is pleased to announce the start of a new program for Pet Owners dealing with the grief of losing their loving family pets. Our pets are family members & cherished companions...


BirchBark FoundationWhat do you need to know about your pet’s health? The answer is everything you can! The more you know, the better a health advocate you’ll be. At BirchBark we want to help you help your animals to lead active, healthy and happy lives. In addition to providing pet owners with assistance for veterinary costs, we have a commitment to providing education about issues related to pet health.

BirchBark FoundationMerriam-Webster’s defines community as people with common interests living in a particular area. There can be no doubt that the area encompassing the Central Coast of California qualifies as a community of animal lovers. We embrace our animals as family members, and this region is a wonderful playground of nature in which to celebrate the bond between people and pets.

Sully is an adorable four-month old Pit Bull mix. Like many puppies, finding objects to put in his mouth is a favorite pastime. His favorite was to hide socks under the bed for later chewing. One day his ‘mom’ Alycia noticed that he was very lethargic—quite unusual behavior for a little energetic puppy. Then, he began to vomit and wasn’t eating or drinking. He was taken to...

Birchbark FoundationBirchBark Foundation’s primary goal is to offer grants to animal owners who are unable to cover some or all of the cost of their pet’s medical care. We currently offer grants only to residents of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties in the Central Coast region of California.

This resource is unique in the region. If pet owners are unable to pay