The Healthy Pet Clinics in Syracuse have served about 1700 pets from the city's neediest neighborhoods. In October the Clinic vaccinated, examined and treated approximately 130 dogs and cats.
The clinics are organized by the Shamrock Animal Fund and volunteers from other animal helping groups. Volunteer veterinarians and technicians from the Syracuse area are joined by students and veterinarians from the Cornell University Veterinary College Shelter Medicine Program.
The next Clinic is Sunday, November 10th at the gymnasium at St. Lucy's Church, 425 Gifford Street, Syracuse, NY.
Pet owners needs to bring documentation of financial need. Individuals must make less than $25,000 per year. Households less than $40,000. Proof of Income includes a Tax Return or a NYS Benefit Card. Proof of address is required to show the pet owner lives in Syracuse.
There is a $10 cash fee per animal.
Owners need to bring past veterinary and vaccination records. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed and muzzled. No aggressive dogs.
The City of Syracuse offers dog licensing for an additional fee of $10 per dog that is fixed and $20 per dog that is not fixed. Onondaga County is assisting with rabies paperwork and tags. Information is given on low cost spaying and neutering.Hours are 1:00 to 4:00 pm. First come, first served so arrive early.