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Pioneering Low Cost Veterinary Clinic To End Preventable Animal Suffering In Berks County

Oct 15, 2018 • by Humane Pennsylvania
Humane Pennsylvania Veterinary Care

Reading, PA – Humane Pennsylvania, the region’s largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, recently accepted its largest gift to date – a $3.1 million dollar grant from The Giorgi Family Foundation.

The grant’s purpose is to eliminate preventable companion animal suffering by undercutting its root causes.  The grant will provide for the complete reconstruction of Humane Pennsylvania’s animal shelter at Humane Pennsylvania, vastly expand progressive community veterinary services for Reading area families, and bolster Humane Pennsylvania’s ability to prepare for local, regional, and national emergencies and disasters that impact animals.

With a concentration on providing progressive community veterinary services, Humane Pennsylvania has expanded their Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives initiative. Through this expansion, Humane Pennsylvania will begin offering several community-focused veterinary clinics beginning in October.

Beginning Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the first of these clinic will be the Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. This clinic will provide complete low cost spay/neuter services to pets presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas. Each clinic will be held at the Humane Society of Berks County and the cost of services will be determined on an individual basis, to reflect both the type of service, (spay or neuter), and the type of animal, (cat or dog), with services provided for as low as $45. Rabies and DA2PP vaccine (dog) or FVRCP vaccine (cat), deworming and flea prevention are included in the cost if the client elects them to be done, all free of charge. Free microchip services will also be provided to each animal during their visit.

We encourage community members to take advantage of this paramount opportunity to receive services from the region’s leading veterinarians and ensure their pet receives the highest level of care at an affordable cost.

Interested clients will need to register for spay/neuter services on Eventbrite and following their registration for a Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, clients will receive an email with further instructions and next steps from the Humane Veterinary Hospital Reading team.

INFO: Visit www.Eventbrite.com and search Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic to select a service and view a complete list of clinic dates.

LOCATION: Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604

SERVICES:

Dog Spay or NeuterCat Spay or NeuterFree Elected Vaccinations: Rabies and DA2PP vaccine (dog) or FVRCP vaccine (cat), deworming, and flea preventionFree microchip services provided for each animal

CLINIC DATES:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018Thursday, October 18, 2018Wednesday, October 24, 2018Friday, October 26, 2018Tuesday, October 30, 2018Thursday, November 1, 2018

CLINIC TIMES:

Cat Drop Off: between 8:00 AM – 8:30 AMDog Drop Off: between 8:30 AM – 9:00 PMALL Pet Pick Up: between 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives clinics are made possible through the generosity and strong belief The Giorgi Family Foundation has in Humane Pennsylvania’s mission to empower people in their communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely.

“The key to solving the problems facing animals in our community is to provide comprehensive and intensive services, with resources and facilities which fully support them. We’ve had a 21st century vision but we’ve only had 20th century resources. The Giorgi Family Foundation’s gift changes everything.” says Karel Minor, Chief Executive Officer. “Humane Pennsylvania will build the best community anywhere to be an animal.”

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