Free Veterinary Services for Our Community’s Homeless Pet Owners
On December 14, 2021, the Arizona Society teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Midwestern University for a free pet wellness event for owners experiencing housing instability or homelessness.
At this collaborative event, AHS provided services to 72 cats and dogs belonging to 44 pet owners, including free wellness exams, vaccines, microchips, dewormer, and flea and tick prevention. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control provided pets owners with Rabies registrations. For any pets that were sick or had medical concerns, a Midwestern University veterinarian was there to see the patient and offer follow-up care.
We are extremely thankful to our partners who worked alongside us to assist these pets and their families! We would also like to recognize Boehringer Ingelheim, who provided flea and tick prevention and a generous grant to support the veterinary services, and Petco Love, who provided DA2PP and FVRCP vaccines. We would not be able to serve those in our community who are experiencing financial hardship without their support!