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Wythall vets travel to India to help with stray dogs project
5:00pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
A WYTHALL veterinary clinic is raising awareness of a charity project by sending a vet and a veterinary nurse to Northern India to help treat the huge population of stray dogs.
Vet Maria Serrano and head nurse Hannah Orme from YourVets, in Alcester Road, have flown off to the Vets Beyond Borders charity project in Sikkim for two weeks, where they will help to neuter, vaccinate and treat some of the thousands of feral street dogs in the region.
The Australian-based charity was set up in 2003 to improve animal welfare and implement public health programmes in developing countries, though they rely on volunteers to carry out this work.
Suzanne Johnstone, practice manager at the YourVets clinic in Wythall, said: “Maria and Hannah are very concerned about the plight of these dogs and so couldn’t wait to get out there and do their bit for the developing community of Sikkim.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for them to utilise their skills to help a portion of the huge number of stray animals in this part of the world.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the plight of stray dogs in Northern India can visit the Vets Beyond Borders website at vetbeyondborders.org.
YourVets is open seven days a week and provides the highest levels of training for its entire staff, ensuring animals receive the best care. For more details, call 01564 823825.