Pets in the Park - Canberra
Charities and Volunteers
Adoption, Shelter, Welfare
Pets In The Park is a free pet clinic provided for the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless who have animal companions.
Pets in the Park (PITP) aims to support, build relationships with and improve the wellbeing of homeless people in society living with animal companions. Many people who are experiencing homelessness own pets that play a significant role in their lives. These much loved pets offer unconditional love, companionship, emotional support and security - basic human needs that are often not met elsewhere. Although pet ownership greatly enriches the lives of those who are homeless, it also comes at a significant financial cost. Annual vaccinations, flea treatment, routine worming, and de-sexing and microchipping an animal costs hundreds of dollars.
PITP is a registered charity with DGR (deductible gift recipient) status that runs free monthly pet health clinics in Civic and free de-sexing clinics. PITP is run completely by general volunteers, volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses, and strives to provide emotional and educational support to owners and practical help to their pets in a social and friendly environment. By reducing the financial burden of pet ownership, and by promoting access to human social services, PITP aims to make a difference to both animals and people in Canberra experiencing homelessness.
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