SPCA Works to Help Homeless Animals Survive the Winter
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The frigid temperatures and harsh winds aren't comfortable for anybody. Now, the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA is reaching out to animals and their owners living on the streets.
Thanks to a generous donation, the SPCA is able to give out warm coats, flea and tick medicine, and food to homeless dogs.
Mike Sloan, who is homeless, says there is a need for a program like this in the community.
While Sloan says strangers do provide plenty of dog food for his dog, Jada, she isn't able to get the shots and flea and tick medicine she needs without the help of the SPCA. He says he knows of several homeless people in the same situation.
Sloan is grateful for the help because it means he can continue spending every day with his best friend of six years.
"They gave my baby a harness, and some flea and tick medicine, worm medicine and stuff, but ever since we've been here in Charlottesville, they've always stepped up to the plate and helped me out with Jada," said Sloan.
The SPCA is reaching out to The Haven and other organizations in the area to put them in touch with homeless pet owners. The private funding can provide homeless pets with spay or neuter services, a wellness exam, a rabies vaccine, and more.
The SPCA can also arrange transportation.
To schedule an appointment for your pet, the SPCA asks you to contact Ashley Litton at (434) 973-5959, extension 222, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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