Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, in partnership with Raincity Housing, is holding a free animal health care clinic for pre-registered street-involved and low-income Downtown East Side residents and the pets that mean so much to them. Free vet care services will include physical exams, vaccinations, flea and/or de-worming treatments, nail trimming, and ear cleaning provided by Paws for Hope Board Vice President and resident veterinarian, Dr. Shawn Llewellyn, and his supporting volunteer health clinic team. This marks the third free clinic Paws for Hope has offered under their Roxy’s Relief Program.



Funded by Paws for Hope with vet care supplies donated by Boehringer, Aventix, Bayer, Novartis, and Idexx; shelter and human services-related help provided by Raincity Housing


Sunday, September 21st, 2014 between 10am-4pm


Triage Shelter, 707 Powell St., Vancouver


Media are welcome between 11:30a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to interview Paws for Hope Executive Director, Kathy Powelson, and to cover the heartfelt stories that play out that day. This comes just weeks before the City’s “Homelessness Action Week” to raise public awareness on the issues of homelessness, and to rally local solutions to the issues. However, too often it’s their animals that keep these individuals going day to day – with many foregoing their own food, blankets, and shelters for their pets – yet most cannot afford basic vet care services causing both to suffer needlessly on the streets. Help B.C. residents understand the life-saving connection these people have with their four-legged friends and what’s needed to keep all pets healthy regardless of where they live.

To learn more about Paws for Hope and its many programs dedicated to the long-term protection and care of companion animals in B.C., please visit

Kathy Powelson
Executive Director, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation

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