Family Focus

Charlotte veterinary clinic works to help families afford pets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For those of us with pets at home, we know they're really part of the family.

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But veterinary bills alone can add up fast. Add in groomers, pet sitting services and food, and it can be very difficult for some families to manage.

Stand for Animals is the only nonprofit veterinary clinic in the Charlotte area.

>> In the video at the top of this page, reporter Elsa Gillis explains how they're working to make sure every family can afford a pet.

To learn more about Stand for Animals click here. To learn more about another nonprofit they work with, Apparo, click here.