PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Residents of the Mantua section of West Philadelphia took advantage of a free wellness event for pets on Saturday.
There was a long line as residents brought their cats and dogs to get them checked out by a veterinarian, get vaccinations and even to receive, leashes, food, treats and toys.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Investigating 2 Separate Fatal Hit-And-Runs: 'It Can Get Pretty Chaotic Around Here'
Tissa Burns was there with her 7-year-old dog, Louie. She says pet care is expensive and the event will help her breathe a little easier.
“I really appreciate it. This is a help for us,” Burns said. “Especially the ones that can’t get a lot of shots or things done to their dogs. This is a really big help for everyone.”READ MORE: Temple University Students, Faculty Have Mixed Feelings About Returning To In-Person Learning
Sharice was there with her cat to make sure Tidy Bowl is in tip-top shape.
“I love Tidy Bowl, I love her,” she said. “She is co sweet. I got her when she was only six weeks old.
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The free pet wellness day was organized by the Pennsylvania SPCA and HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service.