Three hours before our tenth Community Outreach wellness event even began, community members were already lining up. The crowd that formed was as diverse as the animals they brought with them, but they all had one thing in common — a love for their pets and the desire to do what’s best for them. By the end of the day more than 350 animals received wellness services.
In 2017, AHS hosted two wellness events in underserved communities in Frogtown and East St. Paul.
“We were blown away by the gratitude of the community, the dedication of volunteers, and the human-animal bond that unites us all," says AHS Community Outreach Manager Amanda Hatling. “Months of planning goes into these events, and they are about so much more than vaccines and pet food,” adds Hatling. “They are about everything we believe in as an organization — partnering with people to create a more humane world, not only for animals, but for the people who love them as well.”
We are committed to the Frogtown and East St. Paul neighborhoods and our Outreach team will continue to partner with those communities to provide much needed resources and access to affordable pet care.