SOURCE: A to Z Veterinary Clinic
MIDLAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2012) - Midland-based A to Z Veterinary Clinic runs the "Peeps and Creeps" animal welfare organization. Founded in 2007, Peeps and Creeps supports a humane exotic animal sanctuary. The program also supports community education about exotic species with classroom visits, presentations to local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and special events during National Pet Week. Veterinarian Dr. Jessica Todia is licensed for wildlife rehabilitation. She works closely with other veterinarians at the animal vet clinic to rehabilitate a variety of wildlife and exotics through Peeps and Creeps.
A to Z Veterinary Clinic is encouraging Midland residents to support the animal hospital's efforts to provide humane care to exotic animals through the shelter's "Peeps and Creeps" non-profit. The organization supports a humane animal sanctuary and is active in community outreach programs.
"For the last five years, Peeps and Creeps has provided humane sanctuary to exotics, including long-term foster care and rehabilitation," said veterinarian Dr. Jessica Todia. "We are also committed to community education programs that teach children and adults about responsible pet ownership and Midland exotic pet care."
Individuals can help support the non-profit by collecting aluminum cans or shopping online from top name stores at http://www.iGive.com/PeepsandCreeps.
"Every little bit of community support makes a tremendous difference to helping provide exotics with a humane home," said Dr. Todia. "We are also passionate about community education, especially with young students, and our outreach programs would not be possible without the generous support of our community."
Since its founding in 2007, Peeps and Creeps has provided care for a variety of exotics, including birds, reptiles, small pocket pets, tortoises, turtles, ferrets and spiders.
Dr. Todia holds a wildlife rehabilitation license, and together with Peeps and Creeps, she has helped rehabilitate fawns, birds of prey, and a baby mountain lion. She also provides care for the surrendered animals.
Midland pet owners who are no longer able to provide care for their exotics may surrender these animals to Peeps and Creeps.
"Our mission is to provide a loving and humane sanctuary when owners are no longer able to do so," said Dr. Todia. "Recent tragedies, like the October 2011 slaughtering of exotic animals in Ohio, are an important reminder that all animals deserve to be cared for with proper animal husbandry. When owners are no longer able to care for their exotics, Peeps and Creeps is here to help."
Peeps and Creeps is also a 501(c)(3) parrot welfare organization with an entire aviary room that is licensed to provide rehabilitation, long-term foster care and sanctuary care. The organization helps rescue and promote educational outreach about the needs of parrots.
A to Z Veterinary Clinic provides comprehensive animal care services, including routine pet well care and large animal care. Dr. Todia's husband, Dr. Tommy Wilson, co-owns the clinic with Dr. Todia and is also a trained equestrian vet. All the clinic's veterinarians are trained to use state-of-the-art technology, including ultrasound and endoscopy. The clinic also provides orthopedic dog and cat surgery.
Individuals who wish to learn more about Peeps and Creeps or schedule an appointment with the veterinarians may do so by visiting the practice's website, http://atozvet.com.