Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Local veterinarian a hero in the eyes of the homeless

Veterinarian cares for pets of Orlando's homeless

Homeless Sentinel reporter Kate Santich has a story today about a veterinarian who helps the pets of homeless people living in a camp in the woods.

Though some medicine and supplies are donated, veterinarian Anne Scholl Mealey pays for most expenses herself. She'll even transport the animals to her clinic -- the Chickasaw Trail Animal Hospital -- for spaying, neutering, dental care and other surgery.

The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that one in every 10 homeless people has a pet — a number that may grow as more families lose their housing in the recession. For many, giving up an animal so the humans can stay in a homeless shelter is not an option.

To read the entire story, click here.

Dog Responsibly.... University of Doglando

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