In January our clinic treated 232 dogs, 90 cats, 6 rabbits and 2 miscellaneous "small furries". We rehomed 2 dogs, 9 cats and 3 rabbits.
This illustrates how vital it is that we keep on raising enough money to fund the clinic, because this represents 330 animals who might either have been put to sleep or relinquished for rehoming if a low-cost option for getting veterinary treatment hadn't been available.
Where owners are caring, but don't have enough money to pay the full cost of a vet, it's much better all round if they can be enabled to keep their pets.
- It costs less than treating the animals and boarding them until they can be rehomed.
- It means animals don't have to lose the family they know and love.
- It prevents "recycling" whereby people relinquish an animal they can't afford to look after and then acquire another one.