American Humane greeted the beginning of spring with a new initiative aimed at delivering much-needed veterinary care to families in need. Through a partnership with Doc Savvy’s Animal Hospital in Belle Glade, Florida, and thanks to generous support by local donors, American Humane is able to provide an array of treatments for dogs and cats in the community.
The veterinary team at Doc Savvy’s Animal Hospital is working within the Belle Glade community to identify cats and dogs in need of care. Limited to Belle Glade residents, selected families in need have been invited to bring in their cats and dogs for a free spay or neuter package that includes vaccinations, heartworm tests and treatment, flea and tick medication, deworming, grooming, and post-surgical pain medication. All the care will be covered by American Humane through the generous support of individual donors and area foundations.
“I am so really grateful for the blessing of this happening as there is such a huge need in our magnificent community. I have been the town vet for almost 22 years, and knowing many of our clients for generations, they have become like family. I always try to help where I can, but this will make a real impact for these families that struggle to care for their beloved pets,” said Doc Savvy veterinarian Dr. Savedoff. “To be able to tell them there is someone out there that cares enough about them and their pet to make this happen brings such joy to their faces and makes them feel really loved. It is such a privilege to partner with American Humane, and I can’t thank them enough for their efforts and look forward to this ongoing relationship where we can truly make a difference.”
Funding for this necessary work was made available through generous local donors and groups. Philanthropist Kristina Gustafson and the Batchelor Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by Mr. George E. Batchelor, provided the resources needed to help finance this critical partnership. American Humane hopes that through this partnership with Doc Savvy’s Animal Hospital, pets and their families will be helped.
American Humane maintains a dedicated rescue team to respond to natural disasters and cases of cruelty. During just the past two years American Humane Rescue teams have saved, sheltered, and fed more than a million animals. In between deployments, the American Humane rescue staff works to provide veterinary care and free clinics to help animals in need.
The American Humane Rescue program traces its roots back to 1916, when animal first responders deployed to the battlefields of WWI Europe to care for wounded horses at the request of the U.S. Secretary of War. For more than a century, American Humane has put boots on the ground to care for animals in virtually every major disaster relief effort, from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina.
American Humane is committed to improving the lives of animals through meaningful, direct action. To support our lifesaving and life-changing programs, please visit www.AmericanHumane.org/donate.