Providing free medical care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
In May of 2015, the first Street Dog Clinic took place in Fort Collins, Colorado, across from the Sister Alice Murphy Center for Hope. Twenty-five dogs and five cats received free veterinary care from a team of five veterinarians, four veterinary technicians, three veterinary students and several dedicated volunteers. The Street Dog Coalition has since expanded to other cities across the U.S. and the growth continues.
“It’s amazing what we can do when we come together. Thanks to everyone and all the organizations that have been helping out to make these clinics happen.”
— Jon Geller, DVM, FOUNDER
We could not do what we do without our volunteers, veterinarians, students, sponsors, donors, and all the allies and advocates who believe in the importance of the human-animal bond. We are also incredibly proud of and grateful for our partnership with Colorado State University’s Inclusive Health Collaborative that provides routine access to free veterinary and physical/mental health promotion and disease prevention services. As a result of this collaborative, we have the opportunity to work with veterinary students as well as social work students at our weekly Murphy Center clinics.
Monetary and in-kind donations are also vital to our growth, as we use both for vaccines, tools, and outreach. Thanks to the following business for their generous donations of supplies and other services:
Merck Animal Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Zoetis, AVMA PLIT, Purina, Idexx, Wagz, Albcorp Reflective Service Dog Vests, and anyone we may have missed (please let us know and we’ll be sure to correct our error).
Beyond Fort Collins, The Street Dog Coalition is now active in cities across the United States and we are developing plans to set up clinics in many more.
Want to know where we are and where we’re going? View our map.
Want to start your own clinic? Let us know here. We will provide a medical tent, and a start-up stipend to cover initial supplies and vouchers for S/N and follow up. Please contact us for more details.