Healthy Pet Clinic set for today

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the first low cost Healthy Pet Clinic for the public of 2019. The north county clinic will be held today, April 6 at the Pet Pantry in Dunkirk from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. 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 the low cost clinics we held in 2018, CCHS provided care for nearly 500 pets. We have seen that there is a definite need in the community for these basic veterinary services. These are pets who otherwise may not receive basic health care.”

The low cost Healthy Pet Clinic is a one stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Mark McConnon 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.

Roberts thanked Judy Morris and the volunteers at the Pet Pantry for their help, and the use of their space saying “We are grateful for the support from Judy and the volunteers at the Pet Pantry. And I would also like to extend our thanks to the Bertha Hamilton Trust at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors. We are also very thankful to Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa for the support they are giving the Healthy Pet Clinics in 2019.”

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.

There will a low cost Healthy Pet Clinic in the south county on Saturday, April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St. in Jamestown. More at Spcapets.com.

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