02 June 2014

Hundreds of animals take in Pet Wellness day

Last weekend, the Ontario SPCA and their affiliated society, the Welland & District Humane Society threw its support behind the annual Pet Wellness Day on the Six Nations Reserve. 

Led by Dr. Tammy Hornack DVM, Dr. Shane Bateman DVM and Chair of the Guelph Humane Society, and Programs Supervisor of Six Nations Animal Control, Penny Hill, Animal Wellness day focused on providing health checks and vaccinations for the pets of the Six Nations community. 

"It is an inspirational experience to see so many partners, people and organizations collaborate to improve animal care and wellness," said Ontario SPCA Executive Director, Kate MacDonald. 

A team of volunteers, including over 20 vets and approximately 15 vet techs were on hand to provide services for a small fee. Pet owners lined up early to participate. 

This collaborative effort between the Humane & Rescue and Health & Wellness sectors shares many ties with the Alliance for Urban Animals. Dr. Bateman was awarded a 2012 Emerging Leader Scholarship by industry peers and Dr. Hornak was nominated for a Distinguished Service Provider Summit in 2012 and 2013. 

More information is available at ospcablog.ca.

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