CSF AR2018 Annual Report - Final-2018 - Page 24

Reaching our Community Through Services, Projects and Partnerships Pets in the Park Having commenced as a pilot program in October 2014, Pets in the Park (PITP) Frankston is coming up to its fourth year, and continues to have a tremendous impact on the welfare of the animals and humans it helps. CSF’s service and volunteers continue to play a significant role in the PITP Frankston program, which has now provided assistance to more than 250 animals, including the program‘s 100th individual cat during the past 12 months. PITP Frankston is part of the PITP national charity and is the first clinic to operate outside of Sydney. The often busy clinics provide the pets of those who qualify for the program with access to general health checks, vaccinations, flea control, worming and other support at the monthly clinic. CSF plays a coordinating role with client referrals, reviews and with some of the admin based out- of-clinic procedures. The clinic generally takes place at the Frankston Football oval and we are thankful for the use of these premises. On behalf of the PITP Frankston program, we would like to thank the partner clinics and supporters that have seen PITP Frankston program go from strength to strength. PITP wouldn’t exist without all the amazing vet, vet nurse and administration volunteers. Without the program, many of the animals that are assisted through the clinics wouldn’t receive veterinary care. 24 It takes a community