October is Rescued Pet Month at Heritage Veterinary Hospital!

October celebrates our rescued and shelter pets in many ways. It is the American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, ASPCA’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and October 29th is National Cat Day! (We plan to honor them every day! Lou says cats are special all the time). In honor of all of these pets and those that have taken them into their hearts and homes we would like to say thank you by offering a Complimentary Nail Trim to any pet that has been adopted from a rescue, shelter or human organization in the last 6 months.

Here at Heritage Veterinary Hospital, we know that many of our patients have come from lots of great organizations all of the U.S. We encourage everyone to consider pet adoption when adding a new-four legged friend to the family.

Advantages of Pet Adoption:

1. You are saving a life! According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats).

2. You are saving money! Most shelters and rescue organizations have included in their adoption fee spaying/neutering, microchipping, core vaccinations, Heartworm Test (dogs), Feline Leukemia/FIV test (cats), fecal test, deworming, and a veterinary exam.

3. By giving a pet its forever home you are helping to reduce the population of stray pets, feral pets, and contributing to the reduction of pet overpopulation.

We are happy to help guide you through the process of adopting a pet and answer any questions you may have to help you choose a pet that is a good fit for your household. In an effort to help our local community, Heritage Veterinary Hospital currently assists the following local organizations:

Love a Golden Rescue Р http://loveagolden.com/

Senior Dogs for Seniors – http://seniordogs4seniors.com/

Second Chance Sheltie Rescue – http://sheltie4me.com/

In addition to these groups, we can direct you to many others based upon the type of pet you are looking for just feel free to ask. We have a large number of rescues and shelters in our area. Some additional resources are:

http://stlpetlover.org/

www.Petfinder.com

www.theshelterpetproject.org

To receive your pet’s Complimentary Nail Trim, please call to schedule an appointment at 314-878-8454 or you may e-mail us a request through our website at www.heritageveterinary.com. Please bring with you proof of adoption within the last 6 months or you may email us a copy PRIOR to your appointment.