The devastation that followed Hurricane Harvey did not just affect people and their homes, but also their pets. A veterinary clinic in Texas quickly stepped up to the plate and made the decision to help thousands of pets receive important and necessary medical care following Hurricane Harvey.
Since the occurrence of the hurricane, the clinic has given FREE veterinary care to over a thousand cats and dogs and has waived the medical care fees until December 9th of 2017.
What Services Did the Clinic Provide?
Some of the services that the team at the clinic provided Pro Bono were:
- Spay/neuter surgeries
- Heartworm treatments
They have also been treating respiratory, skin and ear infections, as well as any wounds and lacerations if the procedure is necessary.
People from around the world have been inspired by this situation, and many societies have joined the good cause by sending countless of veterinary specialists to Houston (where the clinic is located) in order to help the team at the clinic with their round-the-clock care.
These free services are a great help to any families that live on or below the poverty line, since they do not have the full means to fully recover from the disaster that Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon them. This gives those families an ongoing challenge in meeting the bare necessities of everyday life, which also includes the needs to their well-loved pets.
The clinic recognized just how much pets mean to their families, and has a goal of helping keep all members of the family intact with their generous services.
This is a wonderful example of how the world can come together to help assist those in need in times of natural disaster occurrences.