Morley Glass & Glazing is helping to support a project run by student vets at the University of Nottingham.
Vets in the Community has been providing free veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless and vulnerably housed people in the Nottingham area since 2012. The project is led by students at the university’s Vet School, under supervision from experienced, qualified members of staff, out of the Big Issue office in Nottingham.
The service offers health checks, vaccinations, micro-chipping and treatment for fleas, worms and minor ailments, and can also provide advice on pet health care, for example nutrition and neutering. To date, Vets in the Community has treated over 300 dogs, cats and rabbits, and even a ferret. At the clinic has expanded, the decision was made to increase its regularity from once a month to once a fortnight.
Initially funded by Dogs Trust and the Vet School, Vets in the Community recently secured funding from the University of Nottingham Cascade Fund, which will allow the clinic to improve its equipment and continue to run for the next three years.
Morley Glass is one of a number of organisations whose support has enabled the Vets in the Community project to afford the equipment and medicine it needs to treat the animals it sees, as well as provide food for owners who may be struggling with the cost.
Ian Short, Morley Glass & Glazing’s managing director, said: “I got to know Polina Nevelinova Boynova, Vice President of Vets in the Community, when she approached Morley Glass about sponsoring Nottingham University’s Latin, Ballroom and Salsa Society, which we were more than happy to do.
“Morley Glass is proud to support a wide range of well-deserving organisations from grass roots sports clubs and dance societies to large charities. Vets in the Community is a very worthy addition to the list of causes we support, and we wish them all the best in their work going forwards.”
Vets in the Community accepts donations of suitable equipment for the clinic, as well as pet food to donate to those struggling with the cost of feed, so please get in touch if you think you can help. You can contact the student committee through their website.