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Greater Huntsville Humane Society helps provide pet care to those in need

Pet food and wellness clinics are available at the humane society every month. These services are aimed to help those in need who have pets.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Greater Huntsville Humane Society is helping to make sure your furry friends never go hungry or sick. 

To receive assistance through the King's Kitchen Community and Pet Wellness Clinics you have to meet the following requirements:

- To have an annual household income below $35,000 

- Proof of need, which can come in the form of a letter from Medicare, Food Stamps, WIC, etc. 

- Written proof of spay/neuter

- Photo ID

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You can only attend one of the two monthly King's Kitchen Community food distribution events. The first one is on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 pm and the second on the last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 am. 

You can receive up to 30 pounds of food per pet, for up to four pets per household.

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"The King's Community Kitchen is a program that we have at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society which allows people who are undergoing a hard time or who, you know, are short on cash right now, a chance to come and get pet food for their pets," said Lane Clemons, Director of Advancement at Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

To sign up and become apart of the King's Kitchen Community, call the Greater Huntsville Humane Society at 256-881-8081. 

On the other hand, the humane society wants to take care of your pet's health. The Pet Wellness clinic offers a wide selection of treatments, exams and more, all at affordable prices in order to help low-income families.

Two of those services include heartworm testing and treatment, which is a huge deal right now because as the weather gets warmer and more mosquitoes are out, there is a higher chance your pup could get heartworms.

"One of the biggest problems is heartworms, they get them from mosquitos and drinking water. The treatment for it is very intensive and it causes the dog a lot of pain to go through and it's something that should be avoided at all costs and it is pretty easy to avoid with, you know, medication beforehand," said Clemons.

These clinics take place on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to 2 pm at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

For more information about services and prices, visit the Pet Wellness Clinic webpage

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