WEST BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - A West Boca Raton vet wants to make sure family pets are getting the care they need even if their owners can't afford it.
A clean bill of health is what all pet owners want to hear when they bring their family pet to the vet for a regular check up.
But Dr. Monica Martin, of the Caloosa Veterinary Center, says during these days of empty pockets fewer people are filing into their vets office. Some people are even parting with their pets. "Our friends at the shelters are telling us that people are dropping off pets, family pets, that they've had for years."
Now, she says, their vets office wants to help. They are offering what they call "ultra low cost" veterinary care. All of the vets, techs and other staffers are volunteering for the event. "Our goal is to help people through these difficult times, so they can their pet in their home and not wind up in the shelter."
All pet owners have to do is call the vets office and set up an appointment.
Dr. Martin says if you keep your pet healthy, they might improve your mental health. "When you are down on your luck financially or you are ill, you know, there's nothing better than having a pet to come home to. They shouldn't have to loose their pet."