Christmas comes early for hundreds of local pet owners

Christmas comes early for hundreds of local pet owners

Xmas arrived early for hundreds of pet homeowners in Habersham County on Saturday: Their pets obtained cost-free veterinary services at a pop-up clinic at the county fairgrounds in Clarkesville.

Habersham County Animal Treatment and Manage (HCACC) coordinated the clinic with the assistance of PEThood Georgia of Duluth. They delivered complimentary tests, vaccines, microchips, spay/neuter vouchers, flea medicine, and pet food and provides.

Personnel and volunteers from PEThood Georgia administered absolutely free tests and vaccines. They also presented free of charge food items and leashes, micro-chipped the animals, and handed out vouchers for absolutely free spay/neuter providers. (HCACC Facebook)

For four several hours, staff members and volunteers from each businesses tended to a steady line of cats and dogs whose entrepreneurs drove by the clinic. All around 9 a.m., there had been properly over 50 vehicles in a line stretching from the soccer industry parking good deal to Highway 17, with a few motor vehicles waiting around to flip in.

HCACC staff and volunteers directed cars and trucks, assisted with paperwork, answered thoughts, handed out pet treats, and furnished stellar customer provider through the function. Planned PEThood personnel and volunteers ended up expert and caring as they examined and administered vaccines. Whilst the posted several hours ended at midday, those people who have been in line by that time have been assured company, and the last automobile remaining just just after a person o’clock.

“We fulfilled and exceeded our objective, seeing 220 pets in just in excess of 4 hrs,” claims PEThood Georgia’s Go Take care of Georgia Program Coordinator Tanya Weaver.

In addition to the wait time caused by the great turnout, the encounter was flawless, some pet owners told Now Habersham.

A lengthy line of cars and trucks snakes via the Habersham County soccer field parking whole lot through the pop-up vet clinic on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Jerry Neace/Now Habersham)

Golden tickets and interactions

Only those who used for and received ‘golden tickets’ from HCACC prior to the celebration were eligible to participate. Each and every ticket was very good for a few animals. The tickets have been golden simply because not only did they preserve each and every owner hundreds of dollars on clinical products and services, they brought them peace of mind realizing that their animals are now shielded versus major illnesses. In addition, the pets can now be discovered as a result of microchips if misplaced and are suitable for hundreds a lot more bucks truly worth of totally free spaying and neutering products and services.

It’s far more than generosity and a really like of animals that drives the group at PEThood Ga to travel from suburban Atlanta to rural Northeast Georgia on a Saturday to assist strangers’ pets. It’s the offshoot of years of connection constructing by HCACC Director Madi Nix and her team.

“The Habersham County Animal Shelter has been a great spouse with our Go Correct Georgia software for the past number of many years. We have been transporting their adoptable shelter animals for spaying and neutering, encouraging to battle overpopulation one pet at a time,” suggests Weaver. “During this time, we have witnessed the have to have in their local community firsthand. Men and women want support to retain their animals in their households, get them up to date on vaccines and quit reproducing. We realized that we could help and came up with a cellular pop-up clinic to support a substantial range of pets in a quick time.”

Weaver cites a “severe lack of cost-effective veterinary care” as 1 of the largest difficulties pet owners in rural Ga encounter in maintaining their pets healthful and safe and sound.

Maintaining animals safe and sound, wholesome, and with their family members are the objectives of PEThood Georgia pop-up clinics. (Jerry Neace/Now Habersham)

Saturday’s party was the fourth pop-up clinic PEThood Ga has held in Habersham. The nonprofit agency has now served more than 800 animals in the county. Weaver suggests they’ve applied the blueprint founded in Habersham to department out and assist 3 other rural communities applying donated funds.

She provides, “Our purpose is to enable continue to keep these animals wholesome and in their properties via a rough time.”

“We’re so blessed to have partners like Planned PEThood of Georgia who assist us present considerably-wanted methods to our local community,” states Nix. “It’s been a challenging calendar year for a large amount of us fiscally- and gatherings such as this, we hope, exhibit our taxpayers how appreciative we are for their help. We’re a team- and we just take treatment of every single other!”

She adds, “To our donors, volunteers, and employees that manufactured this event happen – Thank you! This is why we do what we do!”

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