Help homeless pets see the vet
Organized by: Homeless WithPets.org
How would you feel if you could not afford to pay to take your beloved loyal animal companion to the vet ?
We imagine you’d face a perfect storm of negative emotions: anxiety, guilt, sadness, and feeling ashamed.
So now we've established that, let's move on, so you can shift from imagining feeling bad to knowing you can feel really good about yourself.
HomelessWithPets works with people living homeless with animal companions: mostly dogs and cats, a few birds and even a snake. We provide 3 or 4 wellness and vaccination clinics a month, seeing and treating between 12 and 24 animals each time. These are also priceless opportunities for people living homeless to speak with the vet and have their minds put at ease about actual or suspected problems with their animal’s health. They can get guidance on issues like their pet’s nutrition and weight and get help with ways to increase enrichment and exercise and manage risks and accidents to their pets.
Homeless With Pets also provides help, where we can, for veterinary treatment in emergencies and to tackle chronic conditions. In the last three months we have dealt with a malamute and a Golden Retriever with chronic skin complaints from flea allergies and hot spots, a Rottweiler puppy with Parvo, a daschund with bladder stones, cats and dog severe dental problems, a road traffic accident and Fiona the kitten whose sutures after her spay operation came undone, creating a massive infection.
We’re asking you to help us raise $18,000 this month. This sounds like a lot, and indeed is a lot, but this provides $1,500 per month until the end of September 2017 to supply our clinics to see up to 72 companion animals a month and to help us to subsidize treatments for various animal companions in our community needing veterinary help.
Please extend your compassionate heart and support our fund-raiser. The next time you are settling your bill at the vets smile and feel good about helping an animal living homeless with their guardian to be able go to the vet.