League buys mobile vet clinic with grant money

The unit is equipped for surgeries.

The unit is equipped for surgeries.

The League for Animal Welfare recently received two major grants – $200,000 from The Joanie Bernard Foundation and $100,000 from a private donor – that will allow for the purchase of a 26-foot, fully equipped mobile veterinary clinic.

Executive director Marilyn Goodrich said the plan is to take the mobile unit into communities that lack access to veterinary care. Beginning this fall, the league will schedule community outreach clinics in Adams and Brown counties in Ohio, and Bracken County in Kentucky.

The clinics will provide low-cost veterinary exams, shots, flea/tick and other preventative medications, as well as dental care. The Bernard grant also will fund vouchers for free cat spay/neuters, while a grant from the Waddell Family Foundation will subsidize vaccines for dogs.

Goodrich said pricing for the mobile clinics is being determined, but noted subsidies will cover most of the costs.

The mobile veterinary clinic

The mobile veterinary clinic

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