YYC PETS OF THE HOMELESS GET A HELPING HAND – Vets To Go at The Mustard Seed.
Yesterday marked a very special day for some of Calgary’s homeless community.
Vets To Go Mobile Vet Service along with support from The Mustard Seed held their first ever Community Outreach Clinic, offering homeless Calgarians with free veterinary care and supplies for their pets.
The clinic provided free vaccines, health exams, first aid and medications to all of the animals in need.
In addition to the medical care, the Vets To Go team had a photo station set up to offer the clients a picture with their pet to take away with them. A keepsake that many of us may take for granted.
During our visit, we came across some amazing pups and even one cat. Each and every person had a unique story, as well as genuine love, devotion and admiration for their pet.
According to Pets of the Homeless it is estimated that between 5-10% of the homeless population have pets, and in some areas that number is even higher. No matter what the personal circumstance, it was evident that the pets we saw yesterday offer unconditional love, friendship and comfort. And this clinic offered those pet guardians the opportunity to ensure their companions can continue to live a long and healthy life.
If there is one thing we know for certain, an animal’s love is unconditional. And yesterday, we saw that love runs both ways.
Given the success of yesterday’s clinic and the need for such a unique service for these animals, the team at Vets To Go hope to continue to run the program a few times per year.
To stay up to day on this or other programs and events with Vets To Go, visit their website at www.vetstogo.com.
To learn more or get involved with The Mustard Seed, visit their website at www.theseed.ca