Thanks to the vision and effort of the remarkable Dr. Alicia Harvey Vera and her students in public health, the first-ever Health Fair for Pets and People was held in Tijuana Mexico on April 25, 2015.
Several dozen people and pets were given health care, including vaccinations and spay/neuter for dogs and cats; glucose and blood pressure screenings for humans, and all around compassionate care, education and outreach.
It was so heart-warming to see the loving bond between people and their pets. A caring caress, calming words, cuddles and hugs were the norm. Everyone (animals too!) waited patiently for their exams and treatment and the feeling of goodwill was enormous.
Many thanks go out to all the volunteers including the Lions Club of Tijuana, the medical students of the University of Baja California, the Tijuana vets, the local volunteers, Royce Bordes and Noretta Baker of COFA partner organization Angels N Paws animal rescue, and the many people who donated food, pet supplies, medication.
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