Being able to give back to the communities we serve is a core part of our values and an important part of who we are as a company. Over the summer, Vets To Go once again set out to help pet owners struggling with homelessness and poverty in Calgary and Edmonton to get their pets access to urgently-needed medical care, vaccines, and food during a pet wellness clinic held in partnership with the Mustard Seed. During both outreach clinics, we saw so many Albertans that needed a hand-up to get their beloved pets veterinary care that they would otherwise go without.
In Calgary, we were able to help 22 pets get care and at our Edmonton vet clinic, we saw an astounding 44 pets, which shows quite how much need there is for this type of support to help those that are struggling with homelessness and poverty. We provided care for a variety of conditions including ear mites, skin conditions, fleas and ticks, chronic injuries, and intestinal parasites. Pets were also given routine vaccinations to protect from transmittable illnesses that street pets might encounter, including parvo and feline leukemia – all free of charge.
This project couldn’t have been possible without the support of our friends at The Mustard Seed and Pets of the Homeless and we’re planning to hold clinics in both cities again during the summer of 2018.
A big THANK YOU goes out Aubri Poon Photography for taking photos at our Calgary Clinic and Capital City Animal Hospital for working with us at our Edmonton Clinic to provide care and free food through their Pet Pantry program.