Sitting, Staying, and Coming Soon…
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A heartfelt welcome to our new clinics in…
Central Coast, CA;
St. Augustine, FL;
and Venice, CA!
Paws for a Cause…
You’re Only As Good As The Company You Keep…
And we’re in good company! We're honored to be a part of the People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, a new animal welfare initiative from the office of Colorado Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. “This Committee is about protecting Colorado animals and giving them a voice,” Reis said. “There is so much great work happening in our state around animal welfare and the PAW Committee is an opportunity to bring together experts on these issues and make Colorado a national leader.” In addition, Polis recently signed two bills related to animals. The first bill, House Bill 19-1092, would prohibit a person convicted of felony animal cruelty from owning a pet for three to five years.The second bill, House Bill 19-1220, would allow a court facility dog to accompany a witness during his or her testimony in court. The dog would be trained to offer support to the witness without being a distraction during the court proceedings.
When your dog is your rock…
…and you find out she has a tumor that needs to be removed ASAP, your world is shook. The kiddos on the left experienced this recently with their six year old bulldog boxer mix, Diamond, and with the help of Waggle and the generosity of donors and Maddie’s Fund, we were able to get Diamond the surgery she needed. Diamond is now back home with her family and recovering well. Thank you to everyone who supported her campaign; it’s a gift that keeps on giving because Diamonds like this one should last FURever, or at least as long as possible.
WOW. Our first Street Dog Coalition clinic in Amarillo, Texas saw FORTY dogs and one cat at Faith City Mission. If you're a numbers person, you'll love this: In total, our vets and volunteers administered 33 rabies vaccinations, 40 DAPPV vaccinations, 1 FVRCP vaccination, 23 heart worm tests, 24 Iverheart Plus prescriptions, 38 deworming treatments, 4 other prescriptions, 18 nail trims, and 1 ear cleaning. At one point, when vaccines were running low, a colleague was called and more vaccines were delivered. Teamwork makes the dream work. MANY, MANY thanks to everyone who helped, especially Kim Nethery and Pat Chase!! Let's do it again.
Inclusive Health in Ithaca, NY
The Street Dog Coalition is passionate about an inclusive "one health" approach to street medicine, and our team in Ithaca, New York is a great example of this. When a local doctor was preparing to open the harm-reduction medical practice called "REACH Medical" to treat drug users, her daughters questioned who would provide veterinarian care for the pets of patients who may be experiencing homelessness. Click here for a short article from the Ithaca Journal to learn what happened next.