Truro Vet has a strong commitment to giving back to our community on a local, national and global scale. This section details some of the ways in which we strive to help others at home and around the world.
The Truro veterinary staff volunteer with various stray cat groups to provide health care to stray and feral cats with a trap, neuter and release program.
Nail Trim Donation Program
For many years, Truro Vet has provided complimentary monthly nail trims for all pets who have received vaccinations at our hospital in the past 12 months. In 2011 we began the Nail Trim Donation Program. We encourage clients receiving nail trims for their pets to contribute a small donation for this service. Each month we select a different animal related charity to receive these donations. Since 2011 we have raised over $4000 for assorted organizations. For a list of charities that have received donations in the past, click here.
Lost Souls Fund
Truro Vet has a fund dedicated to helping injured or abandoned stray animals. As a vet hospital, we are often asked to treat animals with no family to provide for them. Although we treat these animals at no charge, there are numerous costs associated with treatment. In addition to the funds donated by the management at Truro Vet, we accept donations for the Lost Souls Fund year round. Each December our Nail Trim Donations go toward this valuable cause. You may see staff wearing fun and colourful scrubs on Fridays throughout the year, and the proceeds from our Casual Fridays also go to support the Lost Souls Fund.
Go Green or Go Home!
At Truro Vet we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment around us. We have an extensive recycling and composting policy, our lighting is high efficiency and we recently reduced the size of our hot water heating tank to decrease energy usage. We use programmable thermostats to control our heat consumption and we use environment (and pet) friendly salt in the winter. We have a “No Idling” policy in our parking lot and our lawn is pesticide-free. We are always on the look-out for new ways to reduce our environmental footprint.
FOOD BAG RECYCLING – Truro Vet has been chosen by Royal Canin as a pilot clinic for their new food bag recycling program. Bring in your empty bag of dog or cat food (Royal Canin brand only please) and place it in the Royal Canin receptacle located in our Reception Area. We appreciate your cooperation!