Veterinary care costs have increased in the last year. This mobile clinic is helping pets get the care they need (includes video story)

Many pet owners are having problems finding affordable veterinary care for their furry friends. Regular visits can be up to $500 and that is why non-profit organizations are finding a way to help pet owners.

Wellness on Wheels (WOW) is a mobile veterinary funded by Friends of Miami Animals (FOMA) in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services that serves the greater Miami-Dade area, offering basic services in what would otherwise be a “veterinary desert.”

Since July 2022, veterinary costs have increased by nearly 11%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.

“At the end of the day, we want all of our family, our dogs, our pets to go to loving families where they can live happy and healthy lives,” said Flora Beal, spokesperson from Miami-Dade Animal Services.

For more information and services, you can visit the mobile veterinarian clinic through Sept. 27 at Robbie’s Feed & Supply, 22390 SW 177th Ave. or the online website for upcoming locations. 

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