Clinics are coming to towns near you. The Connecticut Humane Society takes its veterinary operations on the road throughout the year to bring 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 avoid heartbreak and keep their homes—even when their owners face challenges—so that they don’t land in a shelter.

Making the effort possible in 2022 are grants from PetSmart Charities, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, and the generous support of individual donors.

Each CHS clinic sets up for one day in a central location, like senior centers, food pantry and meal sites, and other community buildings. The program provides pets with wellness exams, vaccines, weigh-ins, 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.