Homeless Edmonton Pet Owners Get Vet Care Through Outreach Clinic

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45 Struggling Edmonton Pet Owners Get Animals Treated at Charitable Pet-Wellness Clinic

Edmonton, AB, September 27, 2017 — Edmonton Pet-owners struggling with homelessness and poverty received veterinary care for their animals at a charity event hosted by Vets To Go and The Mustard Seed Edmonton, yesterday. The no-cost pet wellness clinic took place downtown at The Mustard Seed Church. Services included pet vaccinations, health exams, as well as free pet supplies and food supplied by VCA Capital City Animal Hospital.

“He may be a very healthy little boy, but just like us, you’ve got to go to the doctors,” says Anne Marie Johnson about her kitten, Pumpkin. Pumpkin received a nail trimming and basic vaccinations at the clinic. “[His health] is just as important as our own,” explains Johnson. “He’s like my baby.”

During the pet wellness clinic, 45 animals were treated for a variety of conditions including urinary tract infections, skin conditions, fleas and ticks, ear mites, and intestinal parasites. Pets were also given routine vaccinations to protect from transmittable illnesses, including parvo and feline leukemia – all free of charge.

“These cats and dogs are like family to them, and we wanted to make sure they get the veterinary care and medicines they needed, regardless of their financial or housing situation,” says Vets To Go Founder Dr. Wendy McClelland.

“Going to the veterinarian can be a financial barrier,” explains Dean Kurpjuweit, Managing Director of The Mustard Seed Edmonton. “What Vets To Go did today, was give the opportunity for our pet loving community to receive care for their companions; they provided such an amazing and dignified service to our participants. We are incredibly grateful for that.”

About Vets To Go:

Vets To Go provides a wide-range of non-emergency veterinary services in the comfort of home, seven days a week. Named Edmonton’s Best Vet Clinic in the 2017 Metro Edmonton Community Choice Awards and one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies twice by Alberta Venture Magazine has grown to expand its service area to include the Calgary and Edmonton markets.

About The Mustard Seed:

The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness since 1984. The Mustard Seed delivers basic services, housing, and employment programs to those in need and partners with the community to address the root causes of poverty.

Contact:
Jessica Fielding
Vets To Go Marketing & Events Manager
Phone: 1-888-995-8387

 

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