The ElleVet Project is returning to the West Coast this summer for a veterinary relief tour to provide free veterinary care, food and supplies to the pets of the homeless and street pets in vulnerable communities throughout the state of California.
The organization collaborates with city officials and municipalities to host a rotating team of professional veterinarians to provide free veterinary care to the most vulnerable animals. Community-focused sponsors are again donating medical supplies, food and assistance to the project. Services include vaccines, flea and tick preventatives, deworming, and general checkups, along with emergency surgeries and other services as needed.
Amanda Howland and Christian Kjaer, co-founders of ElleVet, originally developed the project in 2020 as a pilot program in response to COVID-19, knowing the homeless had even fewer resources than usual, and their pets were in a very vulnerable position. Last year’s project team treated more than 1,200 pets.
“Last summer the Project resonated with people in a way we couldn’t have imagined,” said Howland. “It was a tremendous learning experience for us and now we’re extremely motivated to make an even greater impact this time around. We’re confident we can streamline what we’re doing to serve many more pets this year.”
The ElleVet Project mobile veterinary relief tour begins in San Diego on June 16, 2021 and travels to Los Angeles, Orange County, Studio City, Riverside, San Francisco, Sacramento, Modesto, Bakersfield, Stockton, Patterson, Lake County and will end in Las Vegas, Nev. in September.