Dr. Justine Waldman’s two daughters have almost a dozen pets in their Ithaca home: a dog, three cats, geckos, bunnies, chickens and a parrot. So when Waldman was preparing to open the harm-reduction medical practice REACH Medical to treat drug users, her daughters questioned who would provide veterinarian care for the patients’ pets. “There was some indication that we would be seeing some patients who were in transient housing,” said Waldman. “And if we were going to be helping people, we should also be helping their animals.” Months before the medical practice even opened, Waldman’s daughters brainstormed with veterinarian Dr. Catherine Cortright about how to bring REACH’s model of compassionate care to the pets of Ithaca’s homeless, or near homeless, residents. “These girls are really passionate about helping animals,” said Cortright, who practices at Colonial Vet Hospital in Ithaca and Veterinary Medical Center of CNY in East Syracuse. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Street Dog Coalition helps pets of Ithaca’s homeless with free vet care Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Dr. Catherine Cortright bags pet food during Monday night’s Street Dog clinic at Shaggy Dog Grooming in Ithaca. The Street Dog Coalition provides free veterinary care… Read full this story
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