December 01, 2015

Veterinary medicine is fighting homelessness and preserving the human-animal bond through a collaborative program between the University of Wisconsin’s schools of veterinary medicine and social work. WisCARES—Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services—provides homeless pet owners with free veterinary care in addition to access to housing assistance and other vital social services.
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