Partners for Pets, host veterinary clinic of Metro East Mutual Aid

GRANITE CITY — A free veterinary clinic Wednesday morning was a perfect example of how three organizations can come together to help people in the community.

Partners for Pets and Metro East Aid Mutual Aid (MEMA) co-hosted the clinic to provide pet owners with free vaccinations and microchips for their four-legged friends. The event took place at the Twigs Community Center, 2101 Cleveland Blvd. in Granite City, where MEMA holds its monthly meetings and stocks items for a variety of projects in the community.

“Every time you shop at a Petco store, you are donating to Petco Love, which is their foundation that supports local animal welfare organizations,” said Erika Pratte, executive director of Partners for Pets. “We receive some vaccines free of charge that we can administer throughout the community and we were looking to expand our community vaccination clinics.

“We have been holding clinics at the Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville for two years and wanted to expand. We decided to start with MEMA because (part-time Partner for Pets employee) Sharon Autenrieth is involved with them, and their organization does great work in the community.


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