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PETS IN NEED URGENTLY NEEDS COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR FLEA, TICK, HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVES
August 18, 2017

 

Unusually Mild Winter Caused More Fleas, Ticks and Heartworms For Pets

CINCINNATI, OH – August 18, 2017 – Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati is in need of monetary contributions to offset the high cost of flea, tick and heartworm preventatives that is subsidizes for its clients, who are on fixed incomes. Due to an unusually mild winter, the clinic has experienced increased demand for these expensive preventatives.

Flea and tick issues can be unbearable for pets that are left untreated, and they are in danger of contracting a wide range of diseases carried by parasites, including Lyme Disease. But for Pets In Need clients who are at or below the Federal poverty level, the cost of recommended monthly preventatives, are out of reach without  subsidized pricing provided by Pets In Need. In 2016, the clinic dispensed 11,207 doses of flea/tick prevention and 5,927 doses of heartworm prevention at a cost of nearly $60,000.

To donate online, visit www.PINcincinnati.org/support-us/ or send financial donations to Pets In Need, 520 W. Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215. $25 will provide flea/tick prevention for one dog or cat for 6 months; $50 will provide a heartworm test and heartworm prevention for one dog for 6 months; $100 will provide flea/tick prevention for two pets for a year. To learn more, visit www.PINcincinnati.org.

About Pets In Need:
Pets In Need, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is committed to helping pets stay healthy and together with the people who love them. Pets In Need provides low-cost veterinary care and food for pets from homes in which income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. The clinic is the only resource of its kind in Greater Cincinnati and currently serves cats and dogs from hundreds of low-income households. To learn more about Pets In Need and the services it provides, please visit PINCincinnati.org.


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