Sick as a dog

I decided to investigate a veterinarian for the pets of homeless and low-income owners. I had been wanting to do this all summer. I finally went on my second-to-last day at my internship. I can't decide which of these two I'd like to try and get published in Northwest Magazine in a portrait section they have. donley_clinic_ek_004_blog.jpg

Starr fell ill two days ago. It was lucky for Starr as the clinic is only open the second and fourth Saturday of the month between 3 pm and 5 pm. Otherwise, the Talley's would not have been able to treat Starr because of the cost.

Starr helps Miriama with her anxiety, depression and agoraphobia (fear of going outside). "She helps me to feel safe and secure because I know if anyone tried to hurt me, she would be right there for me," she said.

Without the services of the clinic, Miriama said, "Starr would have died and who knows where that would have left me. I might have been dead, too," she said. "I thank God for these people."


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