VIDEO: Animal Services Provides Free Care For Homeless Pets

Every year, County Animal Services teams up with other organizations at Project Homeless Connect in downtown San Diego. What’s Animal Services role? To provide health and wellness services for animals in the homeless community.

“The community here takes very good care of their animals,” said Cassie Hamilton, D.V.M. “We’re trying to get them as healthy as we can keep them.”

Animal Services provides veterinarian services, including dental checks and flea prevention, but also pet supplies like sweaters and leashes.

“I see what the animals can do for the homeless, so anytime you have the chance to give back… it’s always a good thing,” said Hamilton.

José Eli Villanueva is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.