Hey ladies and gentlemen, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) Community Clinic located at 1402 Emil Street in Madison, Wisconsin 53713. They show perfect examples of how we need to show more love for each other and our pets.
WisCARES provides basic veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other support services to Dane County pet owners who are low income, currently experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, as well as those who are unable to pay for veterinary medical services needed for access to housing.
WisCARES started in 2014, and has grown every year! In the 2019 year, the organization saw over 2,500 pets. Over sixty pets entered the boarding and foster program, with a rate of reunification of families was 90%. WisCARES recognizes the tight bond that a person has with his or her pet.
This was achieved through the efforts of five full-time staff members, devoted student employees, volunteer veterinarians, veterinary techs, and veterinary, pharmacy, and social work students–and the help of our community of donors! The services and programming focus on keeping pets with their owners, preventing surrender to animal shelters, empowering people to care for their animals, providing housing resources and aiding animals and their people to gain access to the social support services and healthcare they need.
The programs WisCARES provide are: veterinary medical care, animal boarding and foster placement, case management assistance, housing resources, provision of pet food and supplies, education for the well-being of his or her owner and pet.
The organization’s mission statement is to protect the human-animal bond within vulnerable populations through provision of veterinary medical and social services, increasing access to human health services, and providing education, social support, and community space. We do this using a one-health framework that acknowledges and leverages the relationship between people, pets, and communities. We provide quality training and research opportunities for students of participating disciplines, promoting interdisciplinary relationships and collaboration.
If you live in Dane County and need help with any of the services listed in this post please reach out to WisCARES . The clinic is a fantastic example of how we need to show love and acceptance of each individual and his or her pet.
- What do you think?
- How could we act similar?
- I would love to hear from you….
Phone: 608-561-7387 website: https://wiscares.wisc.edu/about-wiscares
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