(Syracuse, New York) The second Healthy Pet Clinic of the spring season will be held at the St. Clare Theatre on the Assumption Church campus on Sunday, May 11th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is the third year the Clinics have offered low cost veterinary care. During that period, a total of 1960 animals have been served in the Central New York community.
The Shamrock Animal Fund was one of the lead organizations in creating the Central New York Animal Welfare Coalition in 2010. The Healthy Pet Clinic concept was conceived during meetings of that group of animal helping agencies. The leadership and guidance of the Cornell University Veterinary College Shelter Medicine program was instrumental in turning the Clinic idea into reality.
The Healthy Pet Clinics are administered exclusively by volunteers. They are funded by the cash donations made by the pet owners who patiently wait as long as two hours for their turn to get affordable care for their pets.
Pet owners should arrive early as doors often open before noon. For information e-mail: email@example.com or call 315-415-8563.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLINIC PARTICIPATION photo essay of Healthy Pet Clinics
Pet owners need to bring documentation of financial need. Individuals must make less than $25,000 per year. Households less than $40,000. Proof of Income includes a Tax Return or a NYS Benefit Card. Proof of address is required to show the pet owner lives in Syracuse.
There is a $10 cash fee per animal. Limit of three animals. Pet owners should ONLY bring animals in need of vaccinations and other care. Please do not bring your pet only for toe nail clippings or flea/tick product. The first priority is vaccinations then the other care follows at the veterinarians discretion.
Owners need to bring past veterinary and vaccination records. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed and muzzled. No aggressive dogs.
The City of Syracuse offers dog licensing for an additional fee of $10 per dog that is fixed and $20 per dog that is not fixed. Onondaga County is assisting with rabies paperwork and tags. Information is given on low cost spaying and neutering.