The Just Like New Fund was founded in 1995 by Pleasanton animal advocate Jackie Barnett, who died in 2009. The fund, which now bears Jackie's name, provides financial assistance to Tri-Valley residents who cannot afford emergency, lifesaving veterinary care for their pets. Since its beginning, the fund has helped save the lives of more than 400 companion animals.
Today more than 40 volunteers mentored by Jackie Barnett are continuing her work. Volunteers raise money for the Just Like New Fund by making and selling catnip toys and by operating the Animal Lover's Boutique at Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton. Although it does not offer veterinary services on weekends, it is opening its lobby tomorrow for the holiday sales event.
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