The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth is starting a Centre Advancement Campaign to raise $100,000 which they need to purchase important medical equipment and to build and improve onsite parks for dogs at the shelters. The money being raised will go to a new x-ray machine with dental imaging capabilities, a Cautery Unit, and an onsite park for shelter dogs at the Kitchener and Stratford centres. The parks that are used at both parks for shelter dogs to help with their rehabilitation and training, the Stratford centre needs a park for itself while the Kitchener centre needs repairs. “The x-ray machine we are currently using in our hospital was rebuilt in 1993 and the imaging table is from 1979, and both are at the end of their lifecycle,” said Dr. Laurel Gale, Veterinary Director at HSKWSP. “The current x-ray machine does not have dental imaging capabilities, which is not ideal for performing dental procedures. Dental radiographs cost, on average, $200 per animal and given the volume of animals we see, the new x-ray machine with dental imaging capabilities will pay itself off in two years.” Dr. Gale added, “Purchasing our own cautery unit would allow us to quickly and confidently close small to medium sized bleeding vessels during surgery, decreasing the amount of time an animal spends in surgery and reducing their recovery time.” The HSKWSP Animal Hospital opened its doors in 2014 and since then have performed 16,697 surgeries. HSKWSP is asking anyone who can to donate to visit kwsphumane.ca/centre-advancement-campaign for more information and to donate today.
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