About the Fund
The Serenity Fund was started in memory of Serene, a cat who had been callously dumped on the highway outside our farm who we tried for weeks to catch. Like so many others before her, she was so terrified that she would not come to us, and kept evading our humane traps, until one tragic day we found her after she had been hit by a car. Serene was a very friendly and loving cat yet her fear kept her from getting help. Unfortunately, despite a great medical effort, Serene died from her injuries 5 days later.
Many of the animals who have found their way to Spring Farm CARES have been found in critical condition, often dumped on the roadside, having become victims of tragedy. Their medical bills can be enormous. Sometimes they have injuries that are not survivable and the only way we can help them is through euthanasia. Others need orthopedic surgeries for broken legs that can cost thousands of dollars, but once fixed, they can then live out a normal, healthy life. Still others need long-term rehabilitation and care. These cases weigh enormously on our finances, yet these animals are all deserving of another chance. The Serenity Fund has been created to help us with these extraordinary medical expenses for abandoned/hurt/badly injured animals that come to the farm.
Your donations go 100% to the care of the animals with these very special needs.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Serenity Fund
Q: How can I donate to this fund?
Answer: You can go directly to our Donations Page and put in the Comments section that you would like it to go to the Serenity Fund. Or you can mail a check to: Spring Farm CARES, 3364 State Rt. 12, Clinton, NY 13323. Please include a note that you want your donation to go to the Serenity Fund.
Q: Are my donations tax deductible? How much of my donation goes directly to the care of the animals?
Answer: Yes. Spring Farm CARES is a 501c3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. 100% of your donation will be put directly towards the care of the animals.
Q: Can I apply to the Serenity Fund for my own animal who is injured?
Answer: No. The Serenity Fund is only set up for abandoned animals taken in by Spring Farm CARES. These animals would have no other place to go and do not have homes. We can only take in an animal when we have the space, and resources to do so.
Q: Can you help pay my vet bill for my own animal?
Answer: No. Spring Farm CARES is not able to assist with private funding for your animals. Our first priority is to the animals in our care at our facility. We do not have funds available to help outside of that, with the exception of spay/neuter assistance. Please see our Happy Hearth Spay Neuter page for more details. This program is open to Oneida County residents.
Q: Are the animals helped by the Serenity Fund up for adoption after they recover?
Answer: In many cases, yes, the animals will be available for adoption. It all depends on the severity of the injury, how they recover, and if they have any special needs. Being an animal sanctuary, those who are not adoptable will live out their lives with us.