For many people living on the streets, having pets means constant companionship and loyalty. But what happens when their pets need care?
Enter The ElleVet project, which started last summer and offers free veterinary care for homeless pets. A vet-run mobile clinic van visited homeless shelters across Southern California during the pandemic, run by a Maine-based pet company ElleVet Sciences, indicates a press release.
On Friday, June 18, the clinic served the pets of homeless people living at the Riverside Village Shelter, run by the non-profit group City Net. Pet services included vaccines, deworming, flea and tick preventive treatments, and exams.
The organization’s goal is to treat at least 3,000 homeless pets in California during the year, and eventually expand nationwide.