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AHS’ Mobile Veterinary Clinic Treats 105 Pets of San Carlos Apache Indian Reservations

Written by: Arizona Humane Society
We Came To Provide Free Veterinary Care to Pets, and We Left With 18 New Pups Aboard.

On Saturday, January 8, the Arizona Humane Society’s Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic made the three-hour drive to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation to offer free veterinary care to the community.

This event provided free veterinary care to 105 dogs and cats, including vaccinations, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, wellness exams, microchips, emergency care, and more. This community does not have access to veterinary care within 100 miles, which unfortunately prevents many pets from receiving the treatment they need.

In addition to providing pets with necessary veterinary and wellness services, our Veterinary Clinic team brought back pets to Phoenix who had nowhere else to turn. A mom dog with 11 puppies who were living in an abandoned house, as well as a litter of six puppies who were found in a dumpster, were welcomed aboard for veterinary care and a trip back to the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™. That night, they got to sleep in a warm, comfortable kennel in AHS’ Mutternity Suites! The mom and puppies are now in a loving Foster Hero home, and the litter of puppies will be ready for adoption soon.

All of this work is possible thanks to wonderful partnerships with the Geronimo Animal Rescue Team and grant funding from Banfield Foundation. We are so thankful for these wonderful partnerships that allow us to assist pet owners in need, as well as homeless pets with nowhere else to turn.

AHS’ Healthy Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic offers affordable and accessible veterinary services to different areas of our community. Click here to view upcoming events and schedule an appointment for your pet.





January 12, 2022