Community Pet Days help Philly’s dogs and cats

We’re heading out into the community to help Philly’s pets and their owners! At Community Pet Days, PAWS veterinarians and volunteers travel to Philadelphia neighborhoods to provide low-cost vaccinations, microchips, and spay/neuter vouchers to in an effort to support responsible pet ownership.

Our first Community Pet Day of 2011 was a big success! Lots of pet owners came out to Hunting Park on Saturday, June 11 to receive vaccinations, microchips, spay/neuter vouchers, and support. Click here for pictures! Our next one will be held Saturday, July 16, in Hunting Park.

Community Pet Days are held in different sections of the city, all aimed at providing access to and information about lifesaving veterinary care in a positive, non-judgmental setting. In serving the dogs and cats most vulnerable to neglect and over-breeding, we are promoting a lifetime of health, companionship, and responsible pet ownership, and reducing the number of unwanted animals living on the streets and dying in shelters.

At Community Pet Days, we offer:

  • $15 vaccinations (includes rabies and distemper)
  • $10 microchips
  • Vouchers for “Pay What You Can” spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes
  • Information about low-cost veterinary care available at PAWS’ Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic
  • Free training tips and information about responsible pet ownership
  • Collars and leashes as alternatives to chains/ropes

2010’s Community Pet Days were a big success in providing affordable services and spreading the word about responsible pet ownership, and we’re pleased to continue them into 2011.

Click here for a slideshow of our first Community Pet Day on September 18, 2010 in Frankford.

10/26/2010: We had a wonderful 2nd Community Pet Day on October 23 in Hunting Park! 42 pet owners brought their dogs and cats to receive low-cost vaccinations, microchips, subsidized spay/neuter vouchers, and special free/discounted services for pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

09/06/2010: PAWS held Philadelphia�s first Community Pet Day on Saturday, September 18 to offer vaccinations, microchips, and information about low-cost spay/neuter surgery to Frankford residents. Close to 50 pet owners brought their dogs to Overington Park, where in addition to vaccinations and microchips, they received free training tips and information on basic vet care. Thanks to a grant from the Animal Farm Foundation and donations to the Sarge Fund, we also gave out dozens of vouchers for discounted spay/neuter surgery for pit bulls and pit bull mixes, many of which are already being redeemed at our Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic.

The Frankford Gazette was there, and published this recap and commentary.

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