Cape Coral Animal Shelter extends low-cost veterinary clinic to 6 days a week
Cape Coral Animal Shelter announced Monday it will officially open its low-cost veterinary clinic six days a week effective immediately.
The shelter said the decision was made due to the overwhelming demand for low-cost veterinary care.
To support the shelter and to provide a service to the community, CCAS opened its low-cost veterinary clinic in August. With the pandemic still in full swing, the clinic said gearing up to meet the demand was not without challenges.
“It took us a while to get all the people and systems in place” Executive Director Liz McCauley said. “We are still receiving hundreds of calls a week, but we have added additional administrative and veterinary staff to handle the demand. We’re ready to go full steam ahead six days a week.”
CCAS is located at 324 SW 2nd Avenue. Clinic hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday. Appointments can be made by calling 239-573-2002, extension 106.
“We believe, now more than ever, people need a low-cost alternative to keep their pets healthy, happy, and out of the shelter,” said Melanie Waite, the CCAS director of operations. “Our services include vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, illnesses and wellness visits, dental procedures, and the sale of flea and heartworm preventative and prescription food. We also carry a private label line of skin care products for your pets.”
Dr. Kristie Welsh and Dr. Chad Weddell provide full-service, veterinary care to CCAS clients and their pets. The clinic is not limited to low-income patients or patients from outside of Cape Coral. The shelter says it can serve anyone who needs veterinary care.
All revenue generated from the clinic supports the efforts of the CCAS shelter, which has done over 1,000 adoptions in less than one year of operation.
For more information, visit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter website.