EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSVeterinarians Provide Free Vaccines To Elder Care Pets
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Reported: Jul. 17, 2013 1:12 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 18, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Two Charleston organizations have teamed up to help provide veterinary care to some special pets.
Veterinarians from Animal Care Associates paid a visit to the Shanklin Center Wednesday to donate their services to needy pets. They gave free vaccines and exams to the pets of the center's residents, who are victims of elder abuse.
The event was the first of its kind, but Kyla Nichols, the center's program director, said it will not be the last. Nichols said the free services helps alleviate a burden off residents with cats.
"Their pets really do provide a sense of therapy, if you will," Nichols said. "A support system for the ladies, and you know it's their family. They provide love, and it's unconditional sense of support."
Animal Care Associates plans to visit the East End center every few months to provide free veterinarian services to the cats.
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