Clinics are coming to towns near you. The Connecticut Humane Society takes its veterinary operations on the road several times a year to bring free medical care to owned pets out in the community.

The pop-up clinics serve pets of families who face difficulty in affording or accessing veterinary care. The effort allows pets to keep their homes—even when their owners face challenges—so that they don’t land in a shelter.

Making the effort possible in 2021 are grants from PetSmart Charities, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, and the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation.

Each CHS clinic sets up for one day in a central location, like senior centers, low-income housing, and other community buildings. The program provides pets with free wellness exams, vaccines, weigh-ins, nail trims, preventative care, pet food and supplies.

With the cost of veterinary care continually rising, CHS has made a strategic commitment to delivering free and reduced-fee veterinary care to pets at greatest risk for losing their families if a medical crisis were to come up.