RAM, Young-Williams Animal Center, and Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley teaming up to provide free care to area pets
ROCKFORD, TN (February 9, 2018) – Remote Area Medical (RAM) and Young-Williams Animal Center have teamed up once again to provide free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchips, and City of Knoxville tags to area pets. This year, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is participating in the efforts, as well. Last week, at its mobile medical clinic in Knoxville, RAM treated 1,865 patients and registered over 100 dogs and cats for free veterinary services. Pet owners will drop off their pre-registered pets at Chilhowee Park (near the band stand) on Tuesday, February 13th at 8:00 a.m. and will pick them up at 4:00 p.m. Please note, that walk-ups will not be accepted at this time.
Remote Area Medical has a long history of providing medical aid to four-legged friends and, since 1985, has provided free care to over 67,000 animals. In an attempt to decrease the number of pets sent to shelters and to help reduce rates of animal euthanasia, as well as to improve the health of our neighbors’ canine and feline family members, RAM frequently partners with other organizations to provide free veterinary care to household pets belonging to RAM patients. “The RAM mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering includes family members who walk on four legs instead of two,” says Remote Area Medical Founder & President, Stan Brock.
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is the largest nongovernmental organization that operates mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical, and veterinary professionals who have treated more than 740,000 women, men, and children, and 67,000 animals, delivering $120 million worth of free health care services. Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, California, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Puerto Rico, India, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming clinic locations include Tennessee, New Mexico, and Ohio.