Vets for Heroes Event Provides over $10,000 of Veterinary Care for Local Military and First Responders

Staff Report

Thursday, December 17th, 2020

On December 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the SD Gunner Fund in partnership with the Savannah Kennel Club and the National Spay Alliance Savannah held their “Vets for Heroes” veterinary clinic in Savannah, Georgia. Military and First Responders were invited to bring their pets, dogs and cats, to the National Spay Alliance Savannah clinic for basic preventive care.

The event was sponsored by the Teresa Cowart Real Estate Team.

A variety of vendors were on hand to show their support for the event as well as show off their amazing pet friendly products. Some of those vendors included but aren’t limited to: Bone Island Dog Spa, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, ADT, Howe2Run, Black Dog, Hipster Hound, United Veteran Home Loans, Fins Animal Training, A little Cattywampus, Crittersit Doggie Day Care, and Happy Hounds Dog Training. Step One Auto was also onsite from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. providing free meals for all military and first responders.

“We are so excited that we were able to serve our amazing military and first responder community,” says Britnee Kinard, founder of SD Gunner Fund. “These services were greatly needed. We ended up seeing around 165 animals with a value of over $10,000.00 in services. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!”

The vet clinic event provided pets with free wellness exams, vaccines, micro-chipping, heartworm and FeLV/FIV testing, and more to individuals that qualified.

“This was an amazing event, and we are honored to help bring this to our local heroes.”, said Donna Merkle, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Savannah Kennel Club. “Events like Vets4Heroes are needed in our community to not only promote responsible dog ownership but to also help veterans and first responders who may not otherwise be able to afford basic veterinary services for their beloved pets. We do not want people to have to choose between putting food on the table and taking care of their pets.”