Pooches and people receive low- to no-cost care from traveling vet, medical clinic

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Minnie Lee squirmed in her owner’s arms. The light-brown yorkie terrier mix had received vaccinations on an unusually warm Thursday at a mobile health clinic parked for the morning into the afternoon in Braddock.

“I am getting her checked out, making sure she’s healthy,” said James Lee, Minnie Lee’s owner of five months. “It’s my baby.”

Lee traveled from the North Side to get his playful pup some needed medical treatments, including being microchipped. He wasn’t alone.

Other participants had signed up to come to the bi-monthly, low- to no-cost, traveling vet clinic — called M.O.V.E.S or Medical, Outreach, Veterinary, Essential, Support. It was formed as a partnership between the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh [HARP] and Allegheny Health Network [AHN] called the Humane Health Coalition.

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