Now Here is a Great Cause to Support

Now Here is a Great Cause to Support
August 30, 2012 by Sandy Robins

In these touch economic times, many pet owners simply to do have money to pay for regular veterinary care for their beloved fur kids. And that’s why its so important to spread the word about how caring veterinary professionals and volunteers are coming to the aid of pets in particularly poverty-stricken communities across the country and around the world with their free traveling veterinary clinics.

The program in question is known as the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services program (HSVMA-RAVS).These veterinarians and vet students spend weeks in remote locations, transforming community centers and churches into mobile vet clinics, where they provide $1.5 million in free services to more than 8,600 animals, including spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, parasite treatments and urgent care issues to name a few. 

In addition to the incredible impact these clinics have on the communities they visit, where often times pets have never received any form of veterinary care, hundreds of future veterinary professionals are able to receive invaluable hands-on training and experience that goes way beyond the classroom, while giving back to communities in need.


The  continued success of this great program rests  on the generosity of volunteers and donors who support this important work.

I have always said that the pet parents who can afford to spoil their pets are always amongst the first to give so generously to causes that help pets in need. And I am hoping that Modern Dog readers will help support this worthy cause. Remember support doesn’t always have to be in monetary terms; donating time  has great value to any cause too.


You can learn more about with wonderful project at their website

As as the new school year kicks into gear, if you have kids or grand kids looking for class projects, this group of dedicated professionals will appreciate any money donated from a simple lemonade stand or bake sale.







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very good
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 00:13

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