We had two dogs at our last clinic that were diagnosed with pyometra. Pyometra is when there is an infection within the uterus, and without treatment the infection becomes toxic, and sadly eventually leads to death. This is an urgent surgery need. Fortunately, we were able to get these two pups scheduled on Saturday with the Pasado's Spay Station and they are both doing well.
The volunteer orientation was a success! We had nine people attend and were able to share the mission and vision of SVO, and how they can get involved! This was a great group of people who work in veterinary medicine, animal rescue and a grant writer! So far six people have already signed up, which is awesome!
Our Everett outreach clinic is scheduled at the Compass Health Bailey Building on Feb 19th. If you have connections in the Everett/Snohomish area, please help spread the word. A flyer specific for this clinic is attached here.
We are continuing to build relationships with other non-profit organizations and had a great meeting with the team at Pawsitive Alliance. This organization has been helping with SVO needs in the past, such as the generous use of their tag machine, pet food donations and medication donations. There is now a new Executive Director and Board president on their staff, and it was great to connect about further ways we can support each other.
Last weeks clinic was at The Bridge Shelter, a program of Catholic Community Services that runs a housing first approach with the homeless community in the city. We had a busy day and were fortunate to have three veterinarians. Our team not only offered basic veterinary care to 25 animals in three hours (wow!), but also did five cat neuters! Incredible job!
Clients: 22 Animals that received care: 25 Exams: 22 Vaccinations: 15 Neuters: 5
Dates to Know
February 3rd: Outreach clinic at Real Change News - volunteers needed!