Who We Are and What We Do
CCCI Welfare is an annually appointed committee of the Chow Chow Club, Inc., the AKC-recognized national parent club of the Chow Chow breed in the U.S. The committee is focused on the well-being of the purebred Chow Chow as a pet in today's society.
The committee is small but its scope is large. Some of our functions are:
- to provide information about the Chow Chow breed to Chow owners, the public, animal shelters and veterinarians.
- to provide a central contact point for people seeking placement for abandoned or unwanted Chows and those who would like to adopt them
- to maintain a directory of Chow rescue volunteers
- to provide information, resources and support to Chow rescue volunteers and other individuals aiding homeless Chow Chows.
The Welfare Fund
The Welfare Fund is a separate fund maintained by The Chow Chow Club, Inc. to provide grants to individuals and groups involved in Chow Chow Welfare for the purposes of providing medical care, spay/neuter surgery and/or transportation to saved Chow Chows on a case-by-case basis. Chow Chows with a known bite history or that have caused injury to any person or other dogs are not eligible. Mixed Breeds are not eligible.
Grant applications must be made in writing to the Welfare Chairman and must be received within six months of the date of submitted receipts. Decisions will be made by the Welfare Committee on a caseby- case basis and may be paid in whole or in part if approved. Requests may be made to reimburse an organization or individual for expenses already incurred which were not covered by other means, or may be paid to a veterinarian for needed treatment for which no other funds are available.
How You Can Help
The Fund is made up entirely of your donations, sales of merchandise and the proceeds of our fund-raising events which include other grants, crowd funding (i.e. GoFundMe), adoption fees, donations, raffles and auctions, etc.. . It has no corporate sponsors nor receives any government support.
The Fund has provided several thousand dollars a year in financial assistance to volunteers since it began in 1994. However, it has never had anywhere near enough money to cover all the qualified requests we receive. Most volunteers must wait months while we raise the money they need. We desperately need your support to help us help more Chows!
Donate to the CCCI Welfare Fund! No donation is too small and every little bit helps!
Checks or money orders (U.S. funds) should be made out to the Chow Chow Club, Inc.'s Welfare Committee and sent to:
JoAnne M. Lesko, Chair
765 Johns Lane
Ambler, PA 19002
Cell: (215) 206-6387