SOURCE: Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic

Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic

January 22, 2012 10:15 ET

Portland Veterinary Hospital Hosted Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2012) - Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic announced that it participated in the PVMA Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive. Recipients of the drive included the Portland Animal Welfare Team and the Coffee Creek Puppy Program. The drive gathered pet food, leashes, blankets, dog sweaters, flea prevention products, and new dog and cat toys. Individuals donated items at Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic up through January 5th, 2012. The veterinary hospital provides full-service animal care, including wellness care and emergency vet services.

Portland veterinarian Dr. Kenneth DeRemer announced that his veterinary hospitals, Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic and Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center, participated in the PVMA Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive. The Portland Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) drive gathered food and supplies for several local non-profit organizations that serve animals in need. Total donations gathered by the two hospitals amounted to $750.

"During the holiday season, we encouraged all families to remember pets in need and the organizations who care for them," said Dr. DeRemer. "Our local rescue organizations and shelters do a tremendous amount to care for animals, and we wanted to do our part, too. Simple donations of pet food, new toys or flea medication helped many pets stay healthy."

The PVMA food drive benefited the Portland Animal Welfare Team and the Coffee Creek Puppy Program.

Portland Animal Welfare Team helps pet owners who are homeless or facing extreme poverty. The PAW Team's services include vaccinations, low cost spay/neuter, and providing pet food and supplies. In addition to pet food, the PAW Team requested donations such as pet medication in original packaging, flea products for cats and dogs, leashes, collars, gently used pet sweaters, blankets and food bowls.

The Coffee Creek Puppy Program works with female inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to train service dogs through the non-profit Canine Companions for Independence. The inmates teach dogs a variety of advanced commands, including how to turn on lights, pick up dropped objects and assist with daily living tasks. Coffee Creek Puppy Program received donated dog food in original packaging, new or gently used warm pet clothing (e.g., sweatshirts, rain gear), flea prevention, dental/oral care products and pet medications.

"The PAW team and Coffee Creek Puppy Program exemplify the true holiday spirit throughout the year, helping both our 4-legged and 2-legged friends who are in need," said Dr. DeRemer. "As a veterinarian, I see first-hand every day how proper nutrition and preventive medication can make a tremendous difference for a pet's quality of life. The donations we collected will truly touch lives."

The PVMA pet food and supplies drive ran through January 5th, 2012.

Veterinarian Dr. DeRemer also owns the emergency vet and wellness clinic, Paws and Claws, which also participated in the holiday drive by accepting donations.

Peninsula Dog and Cat Clinic provides care for dogs, cats, small mammals, pocket pets and chickens, including wellness examinations and emergency vet care. Pet owners who would like to learn more about the services available at the vet clinic may do so by visiting the website http://peninsulapet.net.

Contact Information

  • Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic
    Portland, OR
    1-888-667-5235