About Us


Broken Tails was created by two animal lovers in September 2012. It broke our hearts to see so many animals suffering or euthanized because their human companions did not have the money to take them to a veterinarian.

We opted to partner with The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL).  CFL provides Broken Tails with resources, advice, and support – including fundraising, accounting, and their 501c3 tax deductible status.  Broken Tails operates solely on private contributions. Please consider making a monetary donation or volunteering some of your precious time.

Broken Tails vision, mission and objectives are outlined below.

Vision: No companion animal with the reasonable expectation of a good quality of life should be denied medical care solely because of a lack of funds.

Mission: The mission of Broken Tails is to provide grants to needy families for their sick or injured companion animals and to further support the programs of Broken Tails.


– Continually improve the Broken Tails web site as well as our Facebook page with current, accurate, and timely content as well as features/functionality

– Expand to other Veterinarians

– Match or increase the amount funds raised each year

– Find skilled resources to be on Broken Tails Board

– Improve access to CareCredit and Broken Tails grant forms

Long-term Goal: Establish our own 501c3 funding, succession planning as well as an endowment so that the funds will provide ongoing emergency veterinary assistance to cats/dogs in northern Beaufort County.

General Inquiry

Before you Contact Us, please review our “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”   It may save you time as well as answer your question.  Allow 48 business hours for your response. If you have an emergency, please contact your veterinarian. If you need information on how to apply for a grant, please go to our Grants page.


If you would like to volunteer your skills or expertise, please fill out the Volunteer form.  We can use people with business or marketing, fundraising, grant writing or accounting skills, veterinary background, and/or imagination to enhance Broken Tails. There is much to do and not enough resources to get it all done.

Web Site Feedback

We would love to hear what you think of our web site. Please tell us about any broken links, corrections, typos or additions to the content that you would like to see. We firmly believe in continuous improvement and we can’t do that without your help so send us and email via Contact Us.


To donate money online, just go to Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.  Choose the “Broken Tails Fund,” from the “Select Fund” drop down box and then scroll down and complete the rest of the form.  For more information on how to donate checks/cash/stock, go to our Donate page.