2016 Annual Report - Page 22

Reaching our Community Through Services, Projects and Partnerships Pets in the Park CSF continues its relationship with Pets in the Park (PITP) to maintain the health and wellbeing of companion animals living with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. PITP Frankston is an independent program. PITP Frankston is part of the PITP national charity and CSF staff and volunteers have been involved locally since the beginning. Now in its second year of operation, the ‘last Sunday of the month’ clinic is supported by many volunteers, including vets, vet nurses and admin workers. The often busy clinics provide general health checks, vaccinations, flea control, worming and other supports to anywhere up to 40 animals each month. PITP is a referral only program, providing much needed support to those who are homeless or at immediate risk of becoming homeless. 22 The measure of a community is how it treats its most vulnerable members