First Coast No More Homeless Pets Awarded 1,834 doses of First Shield™ flea prevention by Banfield Foundation®

First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP), the region’s non-profit leader in providing affordable and accessible veterinary care across northeast Florida, has been awarded 1,834 doses of First Shield™ flea prevention by the Banfield Foundation® to help support owned pets throughout our region.

The donation is part of the Banfield Foundation’s new Flea/Tick Grant, created with a generous donation of First Shield Trio™ from both Banfield Pet Hospital and Ceva Animal Health, the manufacturer of First Shield Trio™.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets provides reduced-cost and charitable care to community members who have a qualified need. Recent economic challenges have created a greater demand for these services, including the FCNMHP Pet Food Bank; while at the same time, demand for veterinary care at the non-profit’s regional safety-net hospital on Jacksonville’s westside and clinic on the city’s northside has held steady.

“This generous donation of flea and tick medication will help so many of our Pet Food Bank clients who, so often, don’t have access to preventative medication for their pets,†said Jennifer Barker, chief operating officer at FCNMHP. “Our partnership with the Banfield Foundation allows us to support a variety of charitable programs, like the Pet Food Bank and other programs that help keep dogs and cats well and in homes with their families.â€

The Banfield Foundation was founded in 2015 with a mission to enhance the wellness of pets and communities across the country. The foundation is the charitable arm of Banfield Pet Hospital, which has more than 900 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico.