EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A non-profit vet clinic aimed at helping the pets of the homeless is looking for some help as it’s running out of one of the crucial supplies it needs to keep dogs healthy.
The free veterinarian clinic “Pro-Bone-O" is almost completely out of dog food to give out to the hundreds of homeless individuals it serves. The non-profit is facing a clinic on Sunday, but before it happens, it’s hoping local Eugene-Springfield area residents will help out.
Pro-Bone-O does two Sunday veterinarians clinics each month, giving free vet care to more than 100 dogs and cats of the homeless.
The clinic also gives out between 300 and 500 pounds of food per clinic. The clinic takes open, half-eaten and recently expired bags from local stores or residents.
Often times, Pro-Bone-O is the only source homeless individuals can turn to help feed their animals.
"The homeless value their animals as much and maybe even more than people who aren't homeless, because this animal is with them everyday, all day long, all night long,” says Deanna Larson a member of the board of directors for Pro-Bone-O.
“Right now, this weekend, for some reason, it is extremely important,” says Larson.
If you have any dog food to donate or dog and cat supplies as well, you can take it to the Bare Bones Dog Wash on E. Amazon Drive, next to Mazzi’s in south Eugene.
You can also take it to the clinic on Sunday morning at the modular building in the Lindholm Service Center parking lot on Highway 99 near Roosevelt Boulevard in north Eugene.
For more information on Pro-Bone-O, visit the following website: http://www.proboneo.org/