Recently having watched my beloved dog, Daisy, get hit by an oncoming truck after she managed to coerce herself out of her collar, I have been made aware of the pain and suffering that not only accompanies the owner of a dog that needs emergency medical help, but the veterinary bill, for said canine, as well. Being a relatively accident-free person, myself, I have really not encountered the ongoing and debated problem of health care costs in America; thus, it was news to me that it had engulfed veterinary medical assistance, as well. This knowledge really opened my eyes, and one question began to relentlessly circle my head, 'round and 'round..."What if someone couldn't pay?" What I want to do is simple, and can be done, with the help of fellow youth, friends, and members of the community. Not only can it be done, but it can be done in such a fashion that it has potential to branch out. I wish to begin C.H.A.M.P. It is one proposed solution, which I have developed, that may help the owners of dogs that are in need of emergency medical assistance - but may be unable to pay the rediculously-high veterinary costs. C.H.A.M.P. - Canine Help and Aid for Medical Purposes. I am in the process of materializing this acronym by means of a school club. Through simple fundraisers, sales, and donating members/sponors within the local community, the club will gather a fund. Through internet and physical resources, I hope to get the word out about the organization, thus prompting those dog-owners in such situations as that which the club may monetarily assist, to fill out applications for financial aid. The applications will most singularly determine the extent to which the assistance by C.H.A.M.P. is needed, by determing the family's/indivudal's financial need. Also, the application would declare the nature of the canine's medical emergency, which would also be a factor in the determination of how much money to give to the individual/family. Through such a consistent, yet efficient, circle of fund-rasing and funding, I sincerely believe the club/organization could firmly plant its roots in both the school and the community at large. Although somewhat elementary in process, I beleive that C.H.A.M.P. could not only benefit the community in a new and different approach, but, with time, expand to help those who's dogs are in need in the society, nation, and world.