Just as humans need a doctor, pets need a veterinarian.
The Winnipeg Humane Society is introducing a new Welcome Home Program for new adopters to ensure pets have a veterinarian lined up for their care once they leave the shelter.
“You wouldn’t go your entire life without visiting a medical professional and neither should your pet,” said Kyle Jahns, WHS communications coordinator.
“Our pets can’t tell us how they feel, so visiting your vet for a check-up is essential in maintaining their health and preventing any medical ailments in the future.”
The program works by pairing up an adopter with a list of participating clinics offering a free consultation appointment within the first four weeks of adoption. The WHS eventually hopes to include all clinics in Manitoba.
Twenty-two veterinary clinics are currently registered with the program.