Project Homeless Connect in Everett Helping Pets Too

July 11, 2012

Events in Everett, Everett

More than 40 volunteers are helping to provide services to pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness.

Pets experience homelessness just like their owners.

People aren’t the only ones who experience homelessness. Pets do too. At today’s Project Homeless Connect event in Everett people who are experiencing homelessness are getting their pets checked out and cared for at the same time they’re receiving services. “We take care of everything that would normally occur at a visit to the vet.” said Shannon Delgado, manager of the Everett animal shelter who was on-site today. “Vaccinations, nail trimming, flea treatments, examinations, all of it.” There are more than 40 volunteers plus seven vets and veterinary assistants at the event and they expect to treat as many as 100 animals. So far it’s just been dogs and cats but last year Delgado said they treated ferrets and a couple of snakes. The event is going on until 3:00pm today at Cascade High School, 801 East Casino Road in south Everett.

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