Houston PetTalk January/February 2022

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mancipet is a non-profit organization on a mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners by opening low-cost veterinary clinics inside historically underserved communities. Since 2015, Emancipet has served Houston area pet owners who otherwise might not be able to afford or access veterinary care for their pets. The demand for their high quality, low-cost services has grown over the years, leading the group to open a second clinic in 2020, and actively pursuing opportunities to open a third location. Through an innovative partnership with PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Inc., the third Emancipet Houston clinic is becoming a reality, located inside a PetSmart retail store and expected to open in Spring of 2022. The space is being donated to Emancipet by PetSmart Inc. as part of their commitment to making veterinary care more accessible in the U.S. “This clinic will be about fourteen miles from our other existing clinics, opening up

our low-cost, compassionate services to an entirely new group of lower income pet owners,” said Angelita Sampaio, Vice President of Emancipet Houston. PetSmart Charities is a leader in making veterinary care more accessible, a long-time supporter of Emancipet, and this is the most significant partnership the two organizations have launched. PetSmart Charities is the leading animal welfare funder in the U.S., having granted more than $451 million to more than 4,000 organizations over the past 26 years. Together, Emancipet, PetSmart Charities, and PetSmart, Inc are working hard to make sure everyone has access to veterinary care they can afford. For Sampaio, that means a lot. “Every day, I see families come to our clinics with their pets and I worry about where they’d go if they didn’t have Emancipet. Being able to serve even more families and help them keep their pets healthy is such a gift.”

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