Project AnimalAid

A nonprofit organization

Project AnimalAid’s mission is to "heal the planet one animal at a time”.  Project AnimalAid (PAA) is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of companion animals, wildlife and working animals by acquiring and distributing veterinary/medical equipment and supplies to veterinarians working in 120 non-profits in over 40 countries around the world. The support these organizations receive from PAA allows them to provide life-saving services to the animals in their care. Wildlife living in sanctuary after being rescued from the pet trade or biomedical research.  Street dogs or cats treated for wounds and sterilized to prevent unwanted births. Working animals treated for wounds caused by hard labor in fields around the world. Wildlife suffering from snare wounds and other injuries. The need is great! Animals all over the world need our help – YOUR help.  

With the distribution of these donated, critically necessary items, PAA offers a valuable alternative to the disposal of veterinary/medical items that are no longer needed, that are expired and that are not being utilized.  With almost 10 tons of viable veterinary/medical items kept from the landfill each year, the environmental impact is significant.

If you are able, please consider a monthly donation of any amount. We would be immensely grateful.


"Project V.E.T.S. (now Project AnimalAid) is known among animal shelters and sanctuaries in developing countries as the leading donor of veterinary supplies. Furthermore, the materials they contribute are very useful, rather than unwanted cast-offs. They have made it possible to save the lives of countless animals in need throughout the world and prevent many more unwanted births."
-Gregg Tully, past Executive Director, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (Recipient Organization)

"Project V.E.T.S. (now Project AnimalAid) is helping animals of the world AND helping our environment. I am an emergency nurse and regularly "recycle" the unused instruments from our disposable suture trays through Project V.E.T.S. If I did not have this organization to whom I can send these items and know that they will be put to good use to care for animals, they would go into our landfill. I love animals and love being able to do some small part in helping them through Project V.E.T.S."
-Anne May, RN BSN, Emergency Nurse (Supply Donor)

Giving Activity


Project AnimalAid (previously Project V.E.T.S.) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of wildlife, companion and working animals by collecting medical, veterinary and pet supplies and distributing them to veterinarians working with animal welfare non-profits organizations worldwide. The support these partners receive from Project AnimalAid allows them to provide critical services to the animals in their care.

Project AnimalAid goals are twofold: 1) to keep valuable medical/veterinary equipment and supplies from being wastefully discarded, and 2) to have them put into the hands of those who are making a difference in the welfare of companion animals, wildlife and working animals worldwide.

Background Statement

As a practicing veterinarian in Boulder, Colorado in 2009 and an avid wildlife enthusiast, Dr. Candy Sayles Brad, DVM began to notice the overwhelming quantity of useful medical equipment, materials and supplies being discarded and making their way to landfills. She also noticed the incredible need that veterinarians around the world were facing when trying to secure the tools to do their work. The excess items here in the U.S. included valuable equipment, sterile suture material, dental and surgical instruments, textbooks and more. Dr. Sayles Brad began to network with non-profit organizations to funnel these supplies to animal welfare partners; and Project V.E.T.S. (now Project AnimalAid) was officially born in January 2009.

Organization Data


Organization name

Project AnimalAid

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Animal-Related, Environment

Organization Size

Medium Organization


1630 A 30th Street, #256
Boulder, CO 80301

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US






303 819 2501

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