The proceeds from the Black and White Ball benefit the Penn Vet Shelter Program. Countless dogs and cats languish in shelters across the country; for many of them, the critical time of need is before they have even found a new home. At Penn Vet, the Shelter Animal Medicine Program is helping these animals face a brighter future.
Shelter Animal Medicine at Penn Vet provides clinical and consultative support to animal shelters in and around Philadelphia, and provides leadership and input to national animal welfare organizations. We teach, we learn, we shape ways to improve care and outcomes, and we touch lives and hearts by helping and healing homeless pets. Locally, our students provide surgical and medical care to thousands of pets at risk, and help our Philadelphia shelters deliver more humane and timely intervention. Last year, our students spayed and castrated over 6,000 dogs and cats, and provided over 6,000 hours of high-value volunteer time to our shelters. We teach our students compassion coupled with a practical, tangible service to our pet community. We are proud to collaborate with all of our shelters to strive for a better outcome for all homeless pets.
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