Madison—The Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) program has received a six month lease for a programming incubation space.
WisCARES, a collaborative project between the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work and School of Veterinary Medicine, provides social services to homeless people in Dane County while also providing basic veterinary care for their pets.
WisCARES received a free 6 month lease from St. Vincent de Paul as a trial period for the new clinic, which will be the program’s first space of its own.
Master’s students in the School of Social Work will be also have the opportunity to get practical experience by working in the clinic, providing social services to homeless clients.
“Having our own space really allows for us to begin the professional collaboration and training program, particularly for social work students,” said Maurice Gattis, WisCARES co-founder and assistant professor of social work.
The new location at 1312 Culmen Street will expand veterinary medical walk-in clinics, as well as act as a pet food pantry and office space to meet with clients for appointments and case management services. The program’s current clinic locations at the Salvation Army at 630 E. Washington Ave. and the...