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Wright-Way Rescue receives $70,000 grant to help low-income pet owners

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Wright-Way Rescue is re-opening their low-cost community vet clinic and announced the launch of their new Annual Wellness Packages.

The packages, supported by a $70,000 grant from the Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare, are designed to support pet owners demonstrating financial need by providing annual wellness packages at reduced cost as well as treatment for outpatient illnesses and surgeries on a sliding scale.

The goal is to help pets stay in the home they already have. Financial need is one of the top reasons that families bring their pets to shelters.

Christy Anderson, the Founder and Executive Director of Wright-Way Rescue believes that preventing pets from being surrendered to shelters is an important counterpart to rescuing those that are homeless. She says, “Adoptable pets are dying in facilities throughout the United States simply because they do not have homes. Every pet we can help keep in the loving home it already has is one more life that has been saved, just by preventing it from entering a shelter in the first place. Proving discounted medical care to low-income families is a win-win for pets, their families, shelters, and the communities they serve.”

The packages sponsored by the Millstein Veterinary ProjectⓇ include a physical exam from one of Wright-Way Rescue’s veterinarians, diagnostic testing for heartworms in dogs or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) Testing in cats, vaccination, deworming, and a microchip for pets who don’t have one.

To make an appointment for an MVP Annual Wellness Package, sign up online at timbertrailsvet.com/make-appointment. Timber Trails Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic at 618 319 4271. Clinic hours are Mon-Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-1pm.

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Kenzie Dillow

Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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