SOURCE: Eagle Animal Hospital

November 20, 2011 10:00 ET

Chester Springs Veterinarian Supports 'Pals for Life' Organization

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2011) - Chester Springs veterinarian Dr. David Matunis actively volunteers with Pals for Life, a non-profit organization that has been providing pet visitation and humane education programs to the Delaware Valley since 1985. Pals for Life connects small companion animals with elderly, handicapped and mentally challenged individuals who would enjoy the love and friendship of a pet. Dr. Matunis, who has specialized knowledge of the rabbit anatomy, provides veterinary care for the bunnies in the Pals for Life animal volunteer corps. When not volunteering with Pals for Life, Dr. Matunis provides wellness care, surgical care and emergency care at Eagle Animal Hospital.

Eagle Animal Hospital announced that veterinarian Dr. David Matunis provides volunteer vet care for rabbits in the Pals for Life program. Pals for Life is a non-profit organization that provides pet visitation and humane educate programs to elderly, handicapped and mentally challenged individuals in the Delaware Valley.

Dr. Matunis has advanced knowledge of the rabbit anatomy and provides care for bunnies in the Pals for Life program.

"Pals for Life is an amazing organization, and I'm thrilled to be able to use my veterinary skills to care for animals in the program," said Dr. Matunis. "Everyone deserves the friendship and happiness that a pet can bring to one's life. I'm proud to support such an incredible organization that connects loving animals with elderly or handicapped individuals who truly could benefit from this affection."

Pals for Life brings animals from local animal shelters, including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs, for temporary visits. All pets must pass obedience and temperament tests.

As a result of these visits, many animals from the animal shelters are adopted and given new homes, bringing happiness to both the new pet owners and formerly homeless pets.

In addition to the visitation program, Pals for Life also brings humane education programs to underprivileged and handicapped children at schools, daycares and summer camps. The program helps to teach children about responsible pet ownership and humane animal care.

"Pals for Life does incredible work in the community, and the entire team at Eagle Animal Hospital is committed to helping the organization any way we can," said Dr. Matunis. "We recently were privileged to care for Frosty the Bunny during his final days. Frosty brought tremendous joy to everyone he met, and we are happy to have been able to repay this kindness through compassionate, end-of-life care for Frosty."

Dr. Matunis and the vet hospital also support the fundraising efforts for Pals for Life. This includes the Bow Wow Bingo where Dr. Matunis and his wife purchased two tables and also donated services along with dog and cat treats as prizes. Dr. Matunis also donated items to the Pals for Life Event, an annual auction that recently took place October 21st.

Pals for Life relies on volunteers and always welcomes new individuals to join its volunteer program. Interested individuals may learn more by visiting the Pals for Life website, http://www.palsforlife.org, and fill out the online volunteer registration form.

Eagle Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic providing pet wellness care, Chester Springs spay and neuter operations, surgical care, vaccinations and emergency care. The clinic also serves the Downingtown and Exton communities. More information about Dr. Matunis and the Eagle Animal Hospital staff can be found on their website at http://www.eagleanimalvet.com.

Contact Information

  • Eagle Animal Hospital
    Chester Springs, PA
    1-888-667-5235