Street Dog Coalition provides free veterinary care to pet owners in need

OMAHA, Neb. (Nebraska) — The Street Dog Coalition did what it does best over the weekend; concern for lives at both ends of the leash.

Volunteer veterinarians and technicians from Omaha have provided free health screenings, vaccines, heartworm tests and parasite prevention supplies to the pets of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The Street Dog Coalition says they are following the model set by the CDC One Health initiative, which recognizes the importance of the human-animal bond and emphasizes the interconnectedness of animals, people, and the environment.

“It seems to be really helpful for them. We have a good clientele and they are very grateful to us for being here. Everything is free for them, so it was a fun project. If their pets need to be spayed or neutered, there is a hospital here in town that we partner with and they do it for free,” said Sean Finch, a veterinarian with the Street Dog Coalition.

If you missed the clinic this weekend, there are others you can visit. The Street Dog Coalition will host one every third Sunday of the month at the Timberlake Outreach Center and one on the fourth Sunday of every month to help veterans and their pets.


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