Jerrick is a happy, friendly fellow with a super power – he can climb! He climbed our chain link fence with the greatest of ease, even while wearing his cone of shame! He came to WCHS as an owner surrender. Jerrick was well fed, with a beautiful coat, but he had never been to see a veterinarian and at 8 years old, had yet to be neutered. A lack of veterinary care can be an issue of finances, a lack of knowledge about what care should be provided, or a lack of access to a veterinary clinic. He was healthy except for one thing - he had testicular cancer. Jerrick is recovering from his surgery and is loving life in his new home. Jerrick’s story re-affirms our commitment to the programs that keep animals safe and healthy right here in our community. Our Pet Care Assistance Program, the first of its kind in Vermont, provides affordable veterinary care to pet parents facing finance or access challenges. Staying on top of the basics like managing parasites and being up-to-date on vaccines keeps pets and people safe. Spaying and neutering can prevent serious issues like testicular and uterine cancers. The need right here in Windham County is great. In 2020, we helped 847 Windham County families with veterinary care for 1,268 pets, providing 1,447 vaccines, 1,421 clinic visits, 725 spay/neuter surgeries, and more. We are also working to keep local food pantries supplied with pet food, partnering with Groundworks to make sure homeless pets get the care they need and working with local property owners to provide spay/neuter surgeries and vaccines to community cats. Timely veterinary care, is important! Your investment in our work makes it possible for us to continue to help animals like Jerrick. Please give today.
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WCHS, PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302