New clinic to fill gap for care in veterinary desert near the East Lake community
Atlanta, Ga. – April 25, 2022 – Nearly 50 million pets lack access to veterinary care in the U.S. The Atlanta Humane Society plans to remedy that with a $450,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The funding will support the build-out and launch of a new veterinary clinic aptly named, Remedy: Your Community Vet, located near the East Lake community at 1843 Memorial Dr, SE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
“Connecting people to the resources they need to maintain their pets’ wellness makes a far-reaching impact,” said Aimee Gilbreath, president of PetSmart Charities. “Pets bring so much value to people’s lives. And when pet parents can provide for their needs, fewer are relinquished back into the shelter system for financial reasons. This new clinic will go a long way in keeping families together and we’re proud to partner with Atlanta Humane,” she added.
Scheduled to open in July, the clinic will help some 6,500 pets gain access to affordable veterinary care each year. Remedy’s model is designed to maximize staff time and resources and provide under-resourced pet owners with access to the key pillars of veterinary health: vaccinations, parasite prevention & treatment, dental health, spay/neuter, nutrition, and behavioral health. Flat-rate pricing increases the transparency of those services.
“We’re proud to have such dedicated partners in PetSmart Charities and grateful for their support of Remedy: Your Community Vet, our accessible veterinary care model and clinic,” said Cal Morgan, President and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society. “We’re known for providing adoptions at Atlanta Humane, but what we do extends far beyond that. We’re here to support pet owners throughout their pets’ lives, and this gift from PetSmart Charities is enabling us to do that in a big way.”
Remedy plans to leverage technology to provide ultra-efficient, sustainable, and high-volume veterinary care. The innovative care model is scalable and designed for replication. Atlanta Humane plans to utilize Remedy to address the veterinary needs of neighboring communities in the future and support even more pet parents in the Southeast.
To learn more about Remedy, please visit atlantahumane.org/remedy.
About Atlanta Humane Society
The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill animal shelter serving more than 60,000 animals each year through various services including adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach. We operate out of three locations in metro Atlanta and every year, we help find thousands of animals loving homes. As Atlanta’s oldest non-religious nonprofit, we have been caring for our community and her animals for 149 years. For more information, please visit atlantahumane.org.
About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities has helped 10 million pets connect with loving homes. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. PetSmart Charities’ grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and disaster relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.PetSmartCharities.org.
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