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The ElleVet Project Provides Free Veterinary Care to Homeless and Street Pets

Posted by SusanStokes on January 7, 2022

The ElleVet Project is the nonprofit arm of the science-focused pet CBD+CBDA company ElleVet Sciences. Those working for the project travel throughout the United States in its branded 32 foot RV dubbed the ElleVan. The organization collaborates with city officials and municipalities to host a rotating team of compassionate and professional veterinarians to provide free veterinary care to the most vulnerable animals. 

Community-focused sponsors are again donating medical supplies, food and assistance to the project. Services include vaccines, flea and tick preventatives, deworming, and general checkups, along with emergency surgeries and other services as needed. The ElleVet project is unique in that the team travels to where the homeless congregate, to locate pets that may never have had veterinary care.

Knowing what to expect on a relief tour of this magnitude, company co-founders Amanda Howland and Christian Kjaer have raised their 2022 goals for The ElleVet Project to treat 5,000 pets in need beginning January 2022 in Orlando.

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The ElleVet Project was formally established in April 2021 as a charitable branch of ElleVet Sciences dedicated to giving back and helping homeless and vulnerable animals. Howland and Kjaer originally developed the project in 2020 as a pilot program in response to COVID-19, knowing the homeless had even fewer resources than usual, and their pets were in a very vulnerable position. In 2021, the team treated more than 3,000 pets.

The project attracted support from veterinarians across the country and assistance from many celebrity supporters including animal lovers Demi Moore, Jane Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Rumer Willis, Judy Greer, Amanda Schull, Mark Steines, Rich Eisen, Georgia May Jagger, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara; along with dog influencers such as Norbert the Dog, Glee the Golden Retriever, Finni the Pug and Louie the Golden Retriever. 

Free services to pets of the homeless cannot come without the generous support of corporate and private donations, and the faster The ElleVet Project receives donations the sooner they can dispatch more mobile veterinary units around the country. More information and donation support for The ElleVet Project can be found at https://ellevetproject.org/. All Donations go towards vaccines, medical supplies, and emergency surgeries.   

Source: The ElleVet Project