SPCA Florida Expands Mobile Veterinary Clinic to Hillsborough and Osceola Counties

Healthy Animals | Humane Communities Initiative

Jun 05, 2013, 06:02 ET from SPCA Florida

LAKELAND, Fla., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SPCA Florida is now providing vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention products for dogs and cats in Hillsborough and Osceola Counties through its Wellness Wagon mobile clinic.  Each Saturday, the Wellness Wagon visits a different community from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • First Saturday, Ace Hardware, 1350 E Church Street, Bartow FL 33830
  • Second Saturday, BB Ace Hardware, 5371 Village Market, Wesley Chapel FL 33544
  • Third Saturday, Moose Lodge Parking Lot, 1019 N Main Street, Kissimmee FL 34744
  • Fourth Saturday, Mattress Firm, 5580 Cypress Garden Blvd., Winter Haven FL 33884

"The Safety Net goal for the Wellness Wagon mobile clinic is to provide convenient and affordable preventative veterinary services for animals in the community, keeping dogs and cats healthy and helping to keep them in their loving homes," says SPCA Florida CEO Sean Hawkins. "Bringing veterinary services to traditionally underserved neighborhoods helps animal guardians provide basic care for their dogs and cats," Hawkins said.  The Wellness Wagon does not treat sick or injured animals; SPCA Florida recommends all animal guardians have a relationship with a private practice veterinarian for the ongoing health care needs of dogs and cats.

"SPCA Florida is dedicated to building a Humane Florida by enlisting citizens as allies in helping to keep dogs and cats safe and out of over-burdened shelters," according to Hawkins.  The SPCA Florida Wellness Wagon offers affordable vaccination packages, heartworm and FeLV / FIV testing, and flea and heartworm prevention products.

For a complete list of services, products, pricing and upcoming locations please visit www.spcaflorida.org/veterinary-services or call (863) 646-4647.

About SPCA Florida

Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida exists to eliminate animal suffering and engage the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. SPCA Florida will help and heal 70,000 dogs and cats through its McClurg Animal Medical Center and provide direct care for 6,500 animals through its Adoption Center this year.  Ani-Meals, which provides food and medical care for animals of homebound families, helps thousands more dogs and cats each year. Find out more about SPCA Florida or support Humane Florida by visiting www.spcaflorida.org.

Jessica Lawson, Community Relations Manager
O: (863) 577-4607
C: (386) 986-8093