Dr. Brittany Watson (at right) supervises a vaccination given by Penn Vet students in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Dr. Brittany Watson (at right) supervises a vaccination given by Penn Vet students in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.
   

Every year, 6.5 million stray or surrendered animals enter shelters, 1.5 million of them are euthanized. In Philadelphia, the city’s shelter alone admitted 19,000 animals last year. Screen Shot 2018-08-08 at 13.15.27

Enter Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine program with a mission that includes keeping animals from ending up in shelters at all. The program helps improve the lives of the city’s most at-risk animals. And early next year it will start covering more ground with a mobile clinic.