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Humane Society Offers Free Pet Services

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Nashville, TENN. - Volunteers at Metro's, and the Nashville Humane Association's, free wellness pet clinic saw 70 animals by the close of business, 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

One of the pet owners, grateful to be able to take advantage of the free healthcare service for her three dogs, was Pam Harsin-Thompson, who lives in the 37207, or East Nashville, zip code.

"It was a completely free service," said Thompson, with a big smile.

Animals brought by the mobile pet station, whose owners were able to prove they live in that zip code, were treated to a physical exam, a heartworm check; core vaccination shots, including rabies; and a flea and tick treatment; a service that could easily set back a pet owner, like Thompson, $200-$275 per animal.

Pam Harsin-Thompson, who was unemployed for half of the year 2010, recalled a time when she went to the most affordable veterinarian she could find, and still it was "a $400 bill," for the three dogs, Thompson recalled.

   

 

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