For many homeless people, a dog really is their best friend. Sadly homeless people are not always able to take care of their dogs. This is where vet students in Glasgow come in.
A team of 4th year students from the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine have set up The Trusty Paws Clinic – a free clinic where homeless people can seek veterinary care for their dogs.
The students will run monthly drop-in sessions where they will provide free vaccinations, flea and worming treatments and microchipping. Volunteers will also hand out food, clothing and bedding for pets and their owners.
Ruby Shorrock, President and Founder of the clinic, said: “Glasgow is in desperate need of a project like this as there is very little support for homeless people with dogs. To many of these people their dogs are the only things willing to love them unconditionally. They provide much-needed company and are very special to their owners. The clinic will provide much needed preventative care for the dogs and general aid to them both. It will also be a friendly environment for the people where they can get a warm drink, a sandwich and a friendly chat.”
The most recent dog to receive help from The Trusty Paws Clinic is JJ
— Trusty Paws Clinic (@Trusty_Paws) October 21, 2014
For more information about this project please visit The Trusty Paws Facebook page.