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Pets of Low Income, Homeless Owners to Receive More Veterinary Care

The Pixie Project receives a grant to provide veterinary care for pets of financially-struggling owners.


David Liebman

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The Pixie Project will be able to provide low income and homeless families additional veterinary care for their pets, thanks to a grant of $7,500 from Banfield Charitable Trust.

Already an advocate for finding permanent homes for shelter animals and for providing free and low-cost procedures for pets of owners with financial struggles, the grant will allow The Pixie Project to provide veterinary services regularly. These services, which are conducted through the nonprofit’s Veterinary Assistance Program, include tumor removal, spaying and neutering, amputations, teeth extractions and stitches.

The Portland, Oregon-based Pixie Project will use the grant money for veterinary technicians, occasional veterinarians if a volunteer veterinarian is unavailable and surgical supplies.

“We are incredibly grateful to Banfield Charitable Trust to partner with us on this project,” Pixie Project executive director Amy Sacks said, according to The Oregonian. “Veterinary care is expensive, and very often people are asked to surrender their animal if they want it to receive care. We believe that helping animals and keeping them in their current homes helps the already overloaded shelter system from becoming even more burdened.”

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