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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A free veterinary care program in Philadelphia could come to an end if help doesn’t arrive soon.

“We served about 300 pets so far but the money is running out,” Melissa Levy, executive director of the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society said. “Back in October of 2010, PAWS received a $20,000 grant from Tom’s of Maine, the personal care products company, to provide free veterinary care to low-income pet owners.”

Levy says money for the program is very low and the demand is extremely high.

“There are a lot of people out there who just simply can’t afford to pay for veterinary care and we want to keep on helping them,” she said.

To help, visit www.phillypaws.org

Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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