(Syracuse, New York) The 5th year of the Healthy Pet Clinics in Syracuse continue at St. Lucy's Church gymnasium on Sunday, November 15th. The Clinics offer low cost veterinary care in some of the neediest neighborhoods in Syracuse. During that period the all volunteer effort has served a total of 3250 pets. Clinics were already held in September and October.
The Clinic runs from noon to 4 pm on Sunday afternoon November 15th at St. Lucy's Church gymnasium at 425 Gifford Street in Syracuse, New York. Pet owners line up hours in advance of the scheduled opening.
The Healthy Pet Clinics are administered exclusively by volunteers. Veterinarians and technicians from the Syracuse area, a team of veterinarians from the Cornell University Veterinary College Shelter Medicine program and a group of dedicated animal loving volunteers dedicate their time to helping pets and people at the Clinics. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The fall Healthy Pet Clinics are complete for 2015.