KHS Launches CARE-a-van Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart Sponsors Inaugural Free CARE-a-van Vaccine Clinic for Local Pets

The Kentucky Humane Society is launching its new CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic with a free pet vaccine event for local pets, sponsored by Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart (D-25), on Tuesday, June 21. Councilwoman Holton Stewart is a dog owner and is thrilled to sponsor this pet wellness event for KHS in District 25. Feeders Pet Supply will offer free dog and cat food at the event on a first-come-first-served basis.

“I love my pets so much, and I know how important it is to take care of their health with regular vaccinations,” said Councilwoman Holton Stewart. “As families’ budgets get tighter, I’m glad that we can partner with KHS to alleviate some of that financial stress with these free vaccines for your beloved fur babies.”

KHS’ new CARE-a-van will be deployed throughout the state to bring low-cost pet care and spay/neuter surgeries directly to the many neighborhoods in Louisville and throughout Kentucky that lack access to affordable veterinary care. CARE-a-van services currently include vaccines, heartworm tests, microchips, and flea/tick preventatives. It will expand its services to spay/neuter surgeries later this year.

After Tuesday’s launch, pet owners can find out when the CARE-a-van will be in their community and schedule appointments as locations are announced each week at kyhumane.org/careavan. The CARE-a-van is currently scheduling regular appointments every Monday and Tuesday at KHS’ Main Campus at 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville.

At Tuesday’s event, the following vaccines and services will be offered for free:
• Rabies, DA2PP, and Bordetella for dogs
• Rabies and FVRCP for cats
• Flea and tick preventatives
• Free dog and cat food, first-come-first-served, provided by Feeders Pet Supply

“We are thrilled to partner with Councilwoman Holton Stewart to bring the KHS CARE-a-van to District 25 to help make sure local pet owners have access to basic veterinary care,” said Kat Rooks, Kentucky Initiatives Director with KHS. “Her generous sponsorship will help ensure that financial resources do not prevent pets in her district from receiving the care they need to stay healthy.”

The CARE-a-van is part of KHS’ Love 120 Initiative to positively impact all 120 counties in Kentucky. It is made possible by the generous support of the Joanne W. Gauntt Foundation, PetSmart Charities, and Ray Foundation, many other KHS supporters.

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