Calgary clinic fundraising event to support 'Tails of Help'

Calgary, AB, August 29, 2014 – Shawnessy South Pet Hospital, in conjunction with Vétoquinol Canada, is hosting an Open House and Dog Wash Fundraiser in support of Tails of Help on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  This event will feature a dog wash, pet photo booth and pet tag booth among other activities and a BBQ, with all proceeds going to support this critically important Alberta-based charity.

“Tails of Help is a volunteer-driven registered charity focused on helping Albertans in need. Approved by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, we help fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets of owners who are experiencing financial hardship. Our goal is to help keep pets healthy and with their loving families.”

Shawnessy South Pet Hospital is part of Associate Veterinary Clinics, a family of 58 companion animal practices caring for pets across Canada.  Associate Veterinary Clinics, through its Lend-A-Paw program, is a Platinum Sponsor of Tails of Help, and supports this and many other community outreach initiatives in support of our mission of helping people make pets’ lives better.

“We invite everyone down with their furry family members to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities, a BBQ, door prizes and giveaways.  We sincerely appreciate the support from our industry partner Vétoquinol Canada in making this event happen,” said Erin Thompson, Practice Administrator, Shawnessy South Pet Hospital.  “It gives us a great opportunity to have fun with the community while helping people and their pets.”

“We are very happy to have this opportunity to support Tails of Help.  The amazing team at Shawnessy South Pet Hospital will ensure you have a great time supporting this charity,” said Darren Johnson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Associate Veterinary Clinics.

Photo Opportunity: Media are invited to Shawnessy South Pet Hospital at #144 – 70 Shawville Blvd SW between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014 for a photo opportunity with pet owners enjoying a number of activities all in support Tails of Help.