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Petland Offers Free Veterinarian Care to Adopted Franklin County Shelter Dogs

Multiple Locations available to assist with growing County crisis

(Chillicothe, OH, September 16, 2016) – Today, Petland, Inc. announced that four licensed veterinarian clinics will offer free veterinarian services for those pet owners who adopted a dog from the Franklin County Dog Shelter recently. With the growing countywide crisis and stories of countless dogs being euthanized, Petland stands ready to help families with adopted dogs who are concerned about the distemper outbreak.

“As pet lovers, we were saddened to learn of the distemper outbreak at the County shelter which has led to so many dogs being euthanized by the Shelter,” said Joe Watson, CEO of Petland. “Starting today, Petland’s affiliated veterinarians stand ready at multiple countywide clinics to help residents and their family pets. We urge those pet owners with concerns to contact one of our four affiliated veterinarian clinics immediately for a complimentary health check and to answer any questions they may have,” said Watson.

For any families that adopted a dog from the Franklin County Dog Shelter between the dates of August 3rd and September 9th Petland and their consulting veterinarian partners will offer complimentary office calls, physical exams, and assistance associated with Distemper for those dogs that were exposed to this disease. Petland and this group of licensed veterinarians will extend this offer through October 15th.

The list of four (4) Franklin County Petland-affiliated veterinarians that families can call to set up an appointment is provided below. This offer is valid with complete adoption paperwork provided by Franklin County Dog Shelter to verify adoption date.

Bethel Animal Hospital
1800 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220

Compassionate Care Animal Hospital
809 Hill Road N
Pickerington, OH 43147

Faithful Friends Veterinary Clinic
5625 Woerner Temple Road
Dublin, OH 43016

Healthy Pets of Rome Hilliard
2194 Hilliard Rome Road
Hilliard, OH 43026

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 48 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit