8/1/2013

As part of an effort to encourage owners to seek prompt, regular veterinary care for their cats, the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and the Oregon Humane Society are participating in a three-month pilot study sponsored by the CATalyst Council. The program provides owners with a voucher for a free veterinary exam within 10 days of adoption. The cat's medical record will be sent to a clinic selected by the owner, and the veterinarian's office will follow up with a phone call. A recent study found that 93% of adopted cats and dogs who had a prompt veterinary visit were still in their new home six months after adoption.

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