Owned and stray domestic animals are treated for parasites, vaccinated for rabies, spayed, neutered, and helped with other critical needs. Local residents gather outside our temporary clinic settings and bring in animals for treatment on a first come, first serve basis. School children often observe and learn, as they are active participants in the health and care of these animals. We hope the compassionate handling and treatment of animals is contagious.
WE CREATE A TEMPORARY SMALL ANIMAL CLINIC THREE TIMES YEARLY
CATS & DOGS
The average lifespan of an unneutered dog without veterinary care is significantly shorter than that of a spayed or neutered animal. Infectious diseases are one cause of mortality; trauma from cars or motorcycles, as a result of roaming, is another. Therefore, these clinic visits are important and may be the only time an animal receives veterinary care in its life. Cats arrive in rice bags and pillowcases; dogs arrive with coarse twine or chain used as collars and leashes. All dogs who are spayed and neutered are provided with donated collars and leashes, and all animals are sent home with appropriate post-surgical medications.
Our team provides discharge instructions to owners on rest, care and medication after surgery in English and Spanish. We provide information about best practice pet care, including parasite prevention and nutrition. We discuss the prevention of diseases that can affect animals and humans, such as parasites and rabies.