Clients and guests of Pulaski Animal Hospital donated a ton, literally, of cat food, dog food and cat litter during an open house at the newly remodeled hospital July 12.
The donations will be given to PAWS Chicago Food Bank, 3516 W. 26th St. in Chicago.
Two achievements. Pulaski Animal Hospital, 5424 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, hosted the drive as part of a celebration of two achievements: the hospital’s renewed accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association and the hospital’s ranking as among the 23 best veterinary practices in the Chicago area as judged in a Chicago Magazine survey published in April.
Accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association is awarded to just 14 percent of veterinary practices in the country who voluntarily submit to an intense inspection every three years. Pulaski Animal Hospital has been AAHA-approved for more than 30 years.
Open House. During the open house, more than 200 community members toured the hospital’s new treatment rooms, including state-of-the-art surgical suites and spa-like spacious and airy treatment areas and animal enclosures. Animal-themed limited-edition prints selected by Grace Szpindor, wife of hospital owner Dr. Adam Szpindor, grace the walls, which are painted in melon colors of cantaloupe and honeydew.
Now I know why I come here. After viewing the hospital from front to back during the open house, one longtime client remarked, “Now I know why I come here.”
PAWS Chicago Food Bank. The emergency food bank at PAWS is for those who, because of job loss or other financial distress, are unable to provide for the needs of their pets. If you need help, call PAWS at 773-475-9426 for an appointment.
Eagle Scout project. Boy Scout Dominic Muth, 15, is a sophomore at Rickover Naval Academy in Chicago. He chose the food drive as his Eagle Scout project. The rank of Eagle is Scouting’s highest achievement. Dominic, whose goal of 500 pounds of pet supplies was quadrupled, is a member of Our Lady of Fatima’s Boy Scout Troop 418. Dominic and fellow troop members were at the open house to collect donations and give donors a token of appreciation from the hospital.
Contribute! Those who wish to contribute to the food bank are asked to call PAWS at 773-935-7297.
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