Homeless Pets Will Receive Free Veterinary Care, Food, and Supplies in Fresno – GV Wire

A national effort providing free veterinary care, food and supplies to homeless pets will kick off its 2022 tour Thursday and Friday at Poverello House in Fresno.

The ElleVet Project is the non-profit arm of the science-focused CBD+CBDA company ElleVet Sciences. This is the project’s third summer in California, but the first time it’s stopped in Fresno. Services and supplies will be available at Maison Poverello from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

“Our efforts over the past few years have taught us firsthand how helping a pet can change the life of its owner for the better, both emotionally and physically,” said the company’s co-founder and COO. , Amanda Howland, in a press release.

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Working with city authorities and municipalities, the project hosts a rotating team of compassionate and professional veterinarians to provide free veterinary care to the most vulnerable animals.

By partnering with community-focused sponsors who donate medical supplies, food and local professional assistance, the project provides services such as vaccines, flea and tick prevention products, deworming, general examinations and emergency surgeries.

3,000 pets helped in 2021

Traveling to homeless communities allows the Veterinary Rescue Mobile Tour to locate and treat pets who may have never received veterinary care. A full schedule of dates and locations is available on the association’s website.

Howland and co-founder and chief executive Christian Kjaer developed the project in 2020 as a pilot program in response to COVID-19 and the negative impacts of the pandemic on homeless people and their pets.

More than 1,000 pets received services in 2020 and 3,000 pets benefited last year, a spokesperson for the project said.

“It’s amazing to see the steady growth of ‘The ElleVet Project’,” Kjaer said. “It takes a tremendous amount of planning, financial support, veterinary professionals and businesses to carry out such rescue efforts and we are thrilled to see the impact we will have this year helping thousands of pets. .”

Since the launch of the ElleVet project, it has attracted widespread support from Hollywood stars such as Demi Moore, veterinarians and animal lovers. Donations for vaccines, medical supplies, food and emergency surgeries are accepted at this link or on social media at @Ellevetproject on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Homeless pets receive veterinary care, food and supplies. (ElleVet Project)