SOURCE: Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

June 19, 2011 11:53 ET

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (VSCT) Offering Emergency Help to Dogs and Cats Impacted by Monument Fire

Leading Veterinary Specialty Center Donating Free Care, Feeding and Boarding in Their State of the Art Facility

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2011) - The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (www.vscot.com) recognizes the extremely serious threat posed by the Monument Fire to those in the Sierra Vista area and is pitching in to help the best way it can: caring for the beloved dogs and cats of the displaced. The wild fires have displaced all types of domesticated animals, as well as cattle and horses. All types of shelter and foster homes are desperately needed.

The fire in the Huachuca Mountains has now reached over 19,000 acres and is only 15% contained. It is affecting thousands in the area, many of whom are struggling to evacuate their homes and make sure their loved ones are safe.

VSCT should be contacted at 520-795-9955 for additional information.

New Frontier Animal Hospital in Sierra Vista is triaging all the animals, and was working to identify hundreds of displaced animals as of yesterday. VSCT has agreed to help by making room in its 32,000 square feet hospital to house as many displaced animals as possible. The animals can stay at VSCT until family members can return to their home or new place of residence.

"VSCT's professional staff is doing all it can to help the wonderful people of the Sierra Vista area by providing free feeding, boarding and care to their dogs and cats," stated Dr. Barbara Gores, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Founding Owner of VSCT. "We will make sure that our state of the art veterinary center is available to provide the care and shelter that these animals need while their owners are unable to provide it due to the fire and the tragic displacement it has caused."

VSCT continues to give back to the community, as recognized by winning the 2010 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award for Community Service.

About The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson
Amongst the nation's leading specialty centers, VSCT delivers compassionate, comprehensive veterinary emergency and specialty care in the fields of Emergency and Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology and Behavior, and collaborates with the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. VSCT has grown an estimated 400% and doubled the number of specialty services it offers since its opening in 2004. They now have approximately 80 employees.

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