WELCOME To Last Chance Club
Since 1993 HOMESTEAD VETERINARY CLINIC has provided good vet
care at affordable cost to Salem, Oregon area pets. It started CARING PAWS
to provide free care for over 80 dogs and cats at a local humane society
saving them from euthanasia. In 2006, the clinic’s mission evolved from a
commercial practice to a truly “rescue practice” with the creation of
HOMESTEAD VETERINARY CLINIC THE LAST CHANCE CLUB (HVCLCC) which provides free-to-rescue cost veterinary care for animals in a crisis or
rescue situation. OUR MISSION: PROVIDE VET CARE FOR AS MANY
RESCUE ANIMALS AS POSSIBLE.
It is a sad fact in today’s world that there are many abandoned, neglected
and abused animals overwhelming private rescues, county animal control
agencies or humane societies. Sadder still, is that these organizations are
usually limited in funding and space to provide more than basic medical
care for intake animals. Saddest, is that an animal with medical needs is
usually killed because “it’s too expensive to treat them”.
HVC THE LAST CHANCE CLUB (HVCLCC) brings vet medical care to
as many cases as possible by using “rescue costs” and donated free
veterinary services. “RESCUE COSTS” are NOT ‘commercial costs’,
NOT ‘reduced costs’, NOT ‘low costs’ but ‘actual’ costs not designed
to make a profit. With “bare bones” costs for medical supplies and
FREE professional veterinary treatment and surgery, cases can be
completed at no-cost to 1/10 to 1/20 of commercial veterinary fees.
This means an animal can receive medical aid and have a LAST
CHANCE to live instead of die.
HVCLCC has worked with many local rescues and agencies saving them
thousands of dollars in vet expenses. Post-treatment, an animal is
more adoptable and generates an adoption fee for the agency instead
of a euthanasia and disposal expense. HVCLCC also helps pet owners
in vet care financial crisis whose pets face euthanasia because of lack
of dollars for care.
THE LAST CHANCE CLUB's PURPOSE: to help as many animals as possible
receive vet care, improve or manage health issues and have the option of
adoption and life instead of death.