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Free pet clinic coming to Kamloops on Sunday

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May 03, 2019 - 12:04 PM

KAMLOOPS — Four Paws Food Bank will be bringing back their free vet and wellness clinic for pet owners accessing social services in the city this Sunday.

Bonnie McBride with the pet food bank says it's important to recognize the significance of pets to the city's most vulnerable population. On Sunday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. pet owners who qualify for the free clinic will have access to free vaccines, deworming, tick prevention, grooming and training advice.

Last year was the first street clinic for pets. McBride says ensuring the city's most vulnerable pets are healthy is essential for the health of all animals in Kamloops.

“The people we deal with everyday, despite the fact that they literally have nothing, the pets are the most important part of their life,” McBride said in a previous interview with iNFOnews.ca.

There will also be a full food bank available for pets including toys and supplies, Four Paws Food Bank says in a post on Facebook.

To qualify for the clinic you need to have been a client of Four Paws in the last year or currently accessing services through the Canadian Mental Health Association, The YWCA shelter, ASK Wellness or the youth shelter.

Once individuals have been approved, they will receive the location of the clinic.

For more information visit Four Paws Food Bank's Facebook page.


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