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VCA Animal Hospitals Offer Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Recent Disasters

Friday, May 6, 2011 General News J E 4
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The Leading Provider of Pet Health Care Services in the Country Provides Free Shelter for Those In Need

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VCA Animal Hospitals, the leading provider of pet health care services in the country with more than 530 free-standing animal hospitals in 41 states, announced that select locations are offering free boarding assistance for companion animals whose families have lost homes, or have been evacuated. For those affected by recent disasters, from the storms and tornadoes in the southeast, to the wildfires in Texas, VCA's network of hospitals is working to provide help to those in need.

"VCA has a long-standing tradition of working in its local communities to help provide the best for pet parents and their pets," said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. "For residents affected by the recent devastating events, VCA is working to assist them by providing free pet boarding so they can focus on the safety and welfare of their families and homes."

In light of the recent tornadoes in Alabama, VCA Becker Animal Hospital in Homewood, is offering free boarding. For more information on the hospital as well as free boarding, visit http://www.vcahospitals.com/becker.

For those affected by the severe weather and tornadoes in the southeast, VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital in Ringgold, GA., is offering free boarding as well. For more information on the hospital as well as free boarding, visit http://www.vcahospitals.com/catoosa.

For those affected by the ongoing wildfires in Texas, 20 VCA Animal hospitals located in the Dallas – Fort Worth area are offering free boarding.

VCA Angel Animal HospitalVCA Animal Care HospitalVCA Bedford Meadows Animal HospitalVCA Beltline East Animal HospitalVCA Buckingham Animal HospitalVCA Central Expressway Animal HospitalVCA DeSoto Animal HospitalVCA Fort Worth Animal Medical CenterVCA Fossil Creek Animal HospitalVCA Lakewood Animal HospitalVCA Lindley Animal HospitalVCA Loop 12 Animal HospitalVCA Love Field Animal HospitalVCA Mercedes Place Animal HospitalVCA Metroplex Animal Hospital & Pet LodgeVCA Pet Doctor Animal HospitalVCA Preston Park Animal HospitalVCA Saginaw Animal HospitalVCA Sandy Lake Animal HospitalVCA University Animal Hospital

Boarding assistance for pets is based on space availability at participating hospitals and owners can call their local VCA in advance to ensure that the facility has space available to accept additional pets. Contact information for the participating VCA Animal Hospitals can be obtained at www.vcahospitals.com.

VCA operates more than 530 animal hospitals in 41 states across the nation in the VCA network. The hospitals are staffed by more than 2,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians and more than 200 board-certified specialists. VCA Animal Hospitals provide a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments. For more information on VCA Animal Hospitals, visit www.VCAHospitals.com, or find VCA on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals.

Contact:Elizabeth Perry(310) 482-4321eperry@zocalogroup.com

SOURCE VCA Animal Hospitals

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