Penn’s Vet Ryan Hospital Offers Free Lecture Series on Animals

The Animal Lovers Lecture Series at  the University of Pennsylvania Vet’s Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia, PA offers free lectures to the public on canine and feline topics the second Saturday of the month.

During the Animal Lovers Lecture Series,faculty and clinicians at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital share current information on topics of interest and relevance to dog and cat owners throughout the region. The series will be on hiatus in July and August, but will resume in September.

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This month’s lecture is by Alexander Reiter, associate professor and chief of dentistry and oral surgery at Penn Vet, will present a special lecture, Commonly Encountered Dental and Oral Diseases in Cats and Dogs. 

Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals. Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians.

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made at (215) 746-7460 or johnrc@vet.upenn.edu.

 

National Non-Profit Group Assists Owners and Pets with Pet Food Stamp Program

There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps. Many of the recipients with dogs or cats cannot afford to feed their animals. As a result, their cherished companions are dropped off at animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep.

As more families struggle with difficult choices such as paying the rent or buying food; some have to make the difficult choice between keeping their pet and putting food on the table for themselves.

A recent New York Times article states that, “animal shelters have reported a steep rise in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered as owners face unemployment, home foreclosures, evictions and other financial hardships.”

The Pet Food Stamps program with the assistance of generous contributors and patrons are able to eliminate that heart-wrenching decision by making sure these pet owners are given free monthly home delivery of all necessary food supplies to maintain the health and vitality of their pets.

To find out more about the Pet Food Stamps program or make a donation to help those in need.