Share the Love
A Free Veterinary Care Event for the Pets of Senior Citizens
in Need in Chester County
Registration for this event is closed
Saturday, April 28 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phoenixville Senior Center
153 Church St, Phoenixville, PA 19460
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) will be hosting a Share the Love event on April 28 at the Phoenixville Area Senior Center located at 153 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 map it. This veterinary care event is for dogs and cats of local senior citizens and will feature local veterinarians and technicians sharing the love of their profession by donating their time to provide basic exams, vaccinations, flea and tick treatment, microchipping and nail trims. This event coincides with World Veterinary Day, which is celebrated annually on the last Saturday in April. Share the Love will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Seniors, age 62 and over, who are on a fixed or low income and are located in Chester County, PA are eligible for this event. Seniors who would like to take advantage of these free services are encouraged to call PVF at 888.550.7862 or click here to make an appointment for their pet. This is an appointment-only event, and unfortunately, cannot accommodate walk-ins. This event will provide basic care for pets. If further veterinary care is needed, PVF will provide a care voucher, up to $500, that can be redeemed at the veterinary practice listed on the voucher.
PVF began sharing the love for senior citizens in Chester County in 2016 when it created its Henry’s Helping Paws Fund. This pilot program began with a partnership with Meals on Wheels in Chester County. It provided free pet food to senior citizen’s pets, which allowed owners and their beloved pets to stay together. In an effort to expand the program to not only offer pet food, but to also provide veterinary care grants to the animals, PVF was able to secure a grant from PetSmart Charities®. This grant made the Share the Love event possible, along with The Last Chance (TLC) Fund, PVF’s grant program that helps to pay for veterinary care for animals in need.