CCHS Announces Final Low Cost Healthy Pet Clinic of 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

                  

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (October 3, 2018) The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the final low cost Healthy Pet Clinic of 2018. The next clinic will be held Saturday, October 20th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown from 10am until 1pm. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.

CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts says “Through our low cost Healthy Pet Clinics, CCHS has provided care for 354 pets. We are seeing that there is a real need in the community for these basic veterinary services.  These are people who otherwise may not seek services for their pets due to lack of money or transportation to get to a veterinarian.”

The low cost Healthy Pet Clinic is a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw, DVM.  In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.

CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia thanked Father Luke Fodor, Kim Mann, and the parishioners at St. Luke’s for their help, and the use of the church’s undercroft saying “St. Luke’s is so accommodating to the community, whether you are planning a public or private event, I would recommend working with them.” Thanks are also extended to the Jessie Smith Darrah Fund and the Ingrid M. Dawson Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors.”

Participants should come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Please bring any previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year, if available. A small co-pay will be requested for the basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay. Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost.

Be sure to bring your pet to the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Healthy Pet Clinic from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, October 20th at St. Luke’s Church, 410 North Main Street in Jamestown.  More at Spcapets.com.

 

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