Sacramento Zoo veterinarians will treat stuffed animal ‘patients’
Does your teddy bear need fixing? Maybe your animal friend isn’t feeling so well. A stuffed animal veterinarian will be available to help at the Sacramento Zoo’s Second Annual Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic on May 26.
Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., children and their families may bring in their stuffed animals for an exam by zoo veterinarians or zookeepers to the Veterinary Hospital Lawn inside. Exams are $3 per stuffed animal.
There will be six different stations and a reception area, according to Zoo Education Specialist Brooke Coe. Four of the stations are vet stations, where the stuffed animal will have its physical and check-up. A surgery center will be available for repairing injured animals, Coe added.
Don’t have a stuffed animal? The clinic will have stuffed animals available for a $1 adoption fee.
All the proceeds of each fundraiser that is hosted by the Greater Sacramento Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keeper Events, such as the Stuffed Animal Vet Clinic, is donated to a different conservation organization, Coe said.
"With this event, specifically, we decided to donate all of our proceeds to the Sacramento Police Canine Association, in order to assist with the police dog, Bodie’s veterinary care and recovery," Coe said.
For more information visit the website of the Sacramento Zoo.