DECATUR, Ill., Feb. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairview Hospital for Animals teams up with the Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation to support the local shelter, the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, in funding services that they would otherwise be unable to afford. The Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation, headed by newly elected president, Dr. Stevens, spearheads fundraising efforts to provide necessary services, testing, spay and neuter programs and more at the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center. Specialized medical care for pets at the shelter, outside of the scope of their limited budget, can be received due to the largess of donations and efforts from the foundation and Fairview Hospital for Animals.
Fairview Hospital for Animals and the Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation help the local shelter in treating and placing pets for adoption. Their innovative efforts improve the quality of the stay for animals, including recently raising funds for a cat solarium addition to be built at the shelter. This community cat room allows adoptable cats to socialize and live together while waiting for their forever homes. In addition, the spay and neuter program has made it possible for qualifying pet owners to have their pets spayed or neutered at no charge to them, only requiring vaccinations prior to surgery and current heartworm testing for dogs. Since 2012, the hospital has spayed or neutered 293 feral cats in Macon County, helping to contain the population. Their efforts address real needs in the community.
“Compassionate care is not only meant for people but for our furry friends as well,” said Dr. Shelly Stevens. “Our work with the foundation and local shelter is simply an extension of our empathy towards all animals. Our combined efforts help to reduce feral populations, make pet care affordable for the shelter and animal lovers, and maintain the health of those in our care. I am proud to serve in the capacity of president for the foundation and look forward to extending our services and community efforts to do more for our animals and pet owners.”
Drs. Shelly Stevens and Robert Groesch are proud supporters of humane care and medical treatment at Fairview Hospital for Animals. They serve the communities of Decatur, Macon, Forsyth, Mount Zion, Boody and Blue Mound with a compassionate heart and using the latest in veterinary medicine since 1989, opening the current animal hospital in 2007. If an emergency visit is necessary after regular business hours, 24 hour emergency vet care is available to their patients. A new patient form can be conveniently found online.
Contact (217) 428-7709 to find out more about this unique collaboration or seek medical treatment for a beloved pet or visit www.fairviewpetvet.com for more details.
Fairview Hospital for Animals, (217) 428-7709
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