(Camden, NJ) – The Vets on Wheels program, a partnership of the Camden County Freeholder Board and Animal Welfare Association (AWA) that offers affordable veterinary care to pets in the City of Camden, will visit Yorkship Square on November 28, from 3 to 5 p.m.
“This service provides Camden’s residents with the support they need to keep their pets healthy and in their homes, and will reduce the number of stray animals and pets surrendered to area animal shelters,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “In addition, affordable or free vaccinations and spay/neuter services to are provided to hundreds of Camden City Pets through the Vets on Wheels program.”
The Vets on Wheels program works in underserved communities to deliver a variety of pet care outreach services. By going out into the community, the Animal Welfare Association is able to have a direct impact in areas where pet owners are unable to get needed pet care services. Pet owners can get vaccinations, examinations, and help with minor medical conditions, as well as access to low-cost spay/neuter surgeries.
“The AWA’s partnership with the Freeholder Board for the Vets on Wheels initiative made tremendous progress in our mission to ensure pet owners maintain happy and healthy animals in their home,” Maya Richmond, executive director of the Animal Welfare Associations said. “This service is invaluable to our neighbors that cannot get their furry friends to see a veterinarian on a regular basis. We are looking forward to our next visit to the city.”
AWA’s mobile medical vehicle travels to North Camden and Fairview. Pet owners can get vaccinations, examinations, and help with minor medical conditions. To build awareness about the program, AWA staff is out in the neighborhoods each week talking to residents and giving away pet food.
Animal Welfare Association, a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 animal welfare organization, serves the people and animals of southern New Jersey. AWA is dedicated to eliminating animal suffering, promoting the importance of the human-animal bond, and improving the role of animals in the well-being of people.
“We believe in helping people be the best pet parents they can be,” Richmond said. “If we can keep pets healthy and in their homes the community is better off. No one wants pets impounded and potentially euthanized on taxpayers’ expense when there are positive ways to address pet overpopulation, neglect and abandonment issues.”