A charity that provides free vet care to pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people is racing against time to find funds to remain operational.
Vets In The Community was launched in 2012 by The University of Nottingham clinical lecturer Jenny Stavisky to provide free consults to the pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people in Nottingham.
But the project is in jeopardy due to lack of funds.
Initially, funding came from The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as donations from alumni and friends through the Cascade Grants Programme.
However, a further £3,000 is needed to keep it running and enable the volunteers to continue providing treatments such as:
- vaccinations and microchip services
- flea and worming treatments
- pain relief
Funds are also required to provide clients with essential items such as rugs, blankets, muzzles and food.
A crowdfunding page set up to raise the required funds by the end of February has raised just over £1,400 so far, but more is needed. The project will only receive these funds if at least £1,500 is pledged by 28 February.
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Vets in The Community treasurer and veterinary student Sarah Febry said: “Simple things like worming or vaccinating these animals can prevent horrific diseases and we feel really strongly about all animals receiving good quality vet care. We need your donations to be able to do this and would really appreciate your help.”
Those who wish to support in other ways can help by spreading the messages on social media or by donating food, collars, leads, coats and treats.