Target: Dr. Clarence Sitzman from Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry
Goal: Thank non-profit for generous offer to help an animal shelter with dental equipment and training
Veterinary technicians working at the Contra Costa Animal Shelter in California have spent the last decade nursing homeless animals back to good health to be ready for adoption. One very expensive problem they always run into is animal tooth decay. Thankfully, a very giving non-profit organization has given the workers a direct way to help treat this issue right in their own facilities.
The employees at Contra Costa Animal Shelter are participating in a program funded by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. The non-profit group is donating instruction time and dental equipment to the Contra Costa Animal Shelter. The workers have been taught useful skills like how to detect and treat dental issues in cats and dogs. This is very valuable, since animal teeth cleaning procedures can cost over a thousand dollars. The goal that the non-profit is trying to achieve is to make shelter animals more appealing to adopt and less of a financial problem for future owners.
Every animal that comes to the Contra Costa Animal Shelter will now have their teeth and gums checked and cleaned. This will save new owners a ton of money and from the hassle of bringing them to the dentist right when they get home. The foundation donated close to $20,000 worth of equipment, and is continually looking for more shelters to help in the same way.
Please sign this petition to thank the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry for their generosity toward sheltered animals.
Dear Dr. Clarence Sitzman,
Thousands of animals are placed into shelters every year. It is a growing problem for shelters because their facilities can’t hold every animal that is dropped off to them. Even when the animals are adopted, there is always a chance that the new parents will return the animal because they simply can’t afford all of the necessary health procedures that their new pet may need.
The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry is so kind to help the Contra Costa County Animal Shelter by providing them with training and dental equipment to help the animals become more adoptable. Your generous gift has given the workers at the shelter valuable knowledge and skills to save these animals from tooth decay and other oral diseases. It is amazing to hear that you are looking for other shelters to help in the future. Thank you for providing shelter employees with skills that will save thousands of animals in the future.
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