The Giving Tree, Sculpted by American artist Sanford Werfel, offers our clients and friends a lasting, meaningful way of expressing their love for their pets as well as providing much needed support for the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. This artwork will further enhance our recently renovated waiting room, adding a beautifully carved tree, 300 metal "leaves," 20-blocks and three meticulously crafted pets.
Funds generated through the sale of "leaves" and blocks will be put into an endowment to support companion animal care in perpetuity, enabling Auburn University to make needed equipment purchases or clinical renovations. Funds generated through this Giving Tree will be used exclusively to benefit companion animals treated at AU as well as toward the education of students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
By making a tax-deductible contribution to the Auburn University Foundation for this fund, a client can have the name of a favorite pet or their family name engraved on a "leaf" or a block. Leaves are $1,000 each and blocks in the wall are $5,000 each. Gifts may be made over a two-year period.