The members of Companion Animal Medical Project are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in our community experiencing financial or housing insecurities. Through compassionate action, assistance programs and services, CAMP’s mission is to provide veterinary care and supplies to companion animals owned by those experiencing homelessness and financial hardships.
The founders and volunteer members of CAMP understand the importance of the human-animal bond, and the myriad physical and psychological benefits of pet companionship for individual well-being, as well as overall community health. Founded in 2020, CAMP has since provided over 200 wellness exams, administered CORE vaccinations like rabies and DHPP (parvo) and altered 60 companion animals.
CAMP’s core values underscore the recognition that the deep emotional connection with pets transcends socioeconomic, racial, and geographic boundaries. We believe no one should be denied the opportunity to experience the benefits and joy of the human-animal bond. The importance of a “friend” during an individual’s greatest time of need, cannot be undervalued. Many of the people who are without consistent housing express their relationships with their pets as a necessity for their own “will-power” to keep living. By caring for their animal friends, many individuals find a sense of purpose and usefulness that encourages them to continue seeking healthier lifestyle options.