South Tucson free pet vaccination clinic update – AWASAby Karyn Zoldan on Nov. 08, 2012, under Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged, Pet Health & Safety
Twice a year, AWASA (Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona) hosts a free vaccination clinic at Casa Maria in South Tucson.
Last Saturday, 125 dogs received vaccinations and exams as well as 17 cats.
Veterinarians Janet Forrer, Elisa Marusich, and Carolyn Lopez donated their time.
Pima Medical Institute also donated their time and donated all the vaccinations. PMI brought 5 vet techs and 15 students from the vet tech program.
AWASA hopes to continue the partnership with PMI as its a win-win for the pets needing free services and the students who get practical hands-on experiences.
Fourteen other volunteers helped out, some who were bilingual.
Here’s another way how animal caretakers come together to help people and their pets. Great job!
AWASA focuses on three areas: sterilization of pets, legislation, and education. You can read about their strategic goals here. AWASA was selected by Pima County to administer free spay and neuter to pet owners in underserved and economically depressed areas. AWASA hosts occasional free vaccination clinics and when available, provides local rescue groups and shelters with free pet food. If you live within these boundaries, you might qualify for free spay & neuter services.