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Lakefield Veterinary Group and Best Friends C.A.R.E.S.

Caring for Animals by providing Resources, Education and Support.

Lakefield Veterinary Group and Best Friends C.A.R.E.S. Charities understands the impact that community involvement can have in helping animals that enrich our lives.  Our mission is to create, deliver and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between pets and people including community outreach, education, and services.  Our commitment allows us to help improve the lives of both pets and their human companions through our communities.

How We're Helping

Heroes & Hounds
Officer Rudewicz started the program of sending care packages to dogs serving on the front lines, four years ago. It started out as a holiday initiative and has since turned into a year round program.

Donations for the Longmont Humane Society and the Humane Society of Weld County, Colorado
To help these shelters affected by the floods Best Friends Group has pulled out all the stops.

Donate to Weld County Humane Society >

What we believe

Animal Welfare Position Statement

Lakefield Veterinary Group is committed to the same belief adopted by the American Animal Hospital Association which "recognizes that the veterinary profession has a responsibility to advocate for measures that respect and enhance the quality of life of animals.

AAHA supports excellence in animal care; dialogue with other concerned groups; and positive actions that create, encourage, or mandate humane animal care, and any measures that enhance the respect for or quality of life of animals.

The concept of animal welfare is founded on the premise that humans have an ethical and moral obligation to act humanely toward animals and should act in a manner to build the bond between humans and animals. Therefore, animal welfare is a human responsibility requiring active attention to all aspects of animal health and well-being including responsible husbandry, transport and care, humane housing and handling, and, when necessary, humane euthanasia.

Consideration should be given to the animal’s emotional as well as physical health and well-being and their ability to express behaviors that are considered normal for the species. There may often be ethical and moral evaluations when resolving issues related to animal welfare. When a controversy exists or in the absence of evidence based science, decisions should be made that support animal welfare and well-being."

Adopted by the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors, March 1993. Last revised October 2009.