In July 2006, Hannah Holland was diagnosed with nasal osteosarcoma of the skull. Little information about her condition was available, and what information her parent, Mike Holland, could find was hard to understand. So, Mike teamed up with Ryan Traylor and Tonie Stevens to create FETCH, a non-profit designed to raise awareness, to educate and provide pet owners greater access to information about pet cancer, senior care and treatment options. With Hannah’s prognosis of only two months left, Mike set out to do as much as he could to help Hannah fight this disease through various treatment measures. Hannah fought against the odds and lost her battle two years later. Her spirit lives on in the mission of FETCH.
FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for our pets. Working with pet owners and the veterinary community, FETCH is furthering pet cancer awareness, education, and treatment.
Our vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet’s health due to lack of options, education or funding.
Through community outreach by way of events, campaigns and fundraisers, FETCH a Cure is working to promote the need to help pets live long, healthy lives. FETCH continually works to raise awareness and further education about pet cancer, detection and treatment and senior care and aging issues.
We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.
Through the Pixie’s Pen Pals program, FETCH is helping rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers earn a second chance. By working cooperatively and bonding with the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long skills, while the trained dogs find life-long homes.