Absecon Veterinary Hospital Partners With National Charity to Provide Free, Life-Saving Veterinary Care to Retired Police and Military Working Dogs of New Jersey and Beyond

Absecon Veterinary Hospital Partners With National Charity to Provide Free, Life-Saving Veterinary Care to Retired Police and Military Working Dogs of New Jersey and Beyond

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ABSECON, N.J. - Aug 11, 2020 - Dr. Donna Vittorelli, Dr. Rachel Scotland-Aschenbach and Absecon Veterinary Hospital announced today a new partnership with the national charity Paws of Honor. This partnership will expand the Paws of Honor Veterinary Program into the Jersey Shore area and provide free, life-saving veterinary care to retired military and law enforcement working dogs. This program will be the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey. 

“These working dogs are often the first and last line of defense in the war on terrorism. These dogs have never been more important than they are now. Unfortunately, the government actually classifies these loyal dogs as equipmentand once decommissioned, they are not afforded any benefits or veterinary care. It’s not fair to put that burden on their handlers, who themselves are heroes. These working dogs deserve to be honored and taken care of,” says Bob Youngblood, Founder and President of Paws of Honor. 

“It’s an absolute honor to be able to play a role in caring for these canine heroes,” says Dr. Vittorelli, Veterinarian and Co-Owner of Absecon Veterinary Hospital. “Since 1980, our hospital has made it a priority to give back to our community however we can; our entire team is so excited to be able to help support these brave heroes who have risked their lives for our freedom,” says Dr. Scotland-Aschenbach.

A pharmaceutical partner of the animal hospital, Merck Animal Health, is also contributing to the partnership by donating free flea and tick preventative products for each Paws of Honor patient. 

The benefits of this new partnership include. 

·     Showing our love and support for our local military and law enforcement heroes 

·     Providing advanced, high-quality veterinary medical care, to local K9 heroes at no charge to their families 

·     Giving back to our community at a local level, where it is needed most and can be the most impactful

About Absecon Veterinary Hospital: Absecon Veterinary Hospital has proudly served the community for over 40 years, providing comprehensive animal care to Atlantic County and surrounding towns since 1980. Their team of over 15 doctors and 30 support staff is committed to the highest quality of care and are on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology. AAHA Accredited, Absecon Veterinary Hospital is a premier resource for walk-in emergencies so pets can receive expert care that is needed immediately.

About Paws of Honor: Founded in 2015, Paws of Honor is a 501(c)3 national charity providing free veterinary care to police and military working dogs across America. With over 212 retired K9s from 16 different states now enrolled in the program, Paws of Honor has provided veterinary care valued at over 1 million dollars and their goal is to provide an additional quarter-million dollars in 2020.  

Contact: Cherie Scheurich, Director of Client Services, Outreach & Referral, 609-646-7013, cscheurich@abseconvet.com

Source : Absecon Veterinary Hospital & Emergency Service
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