ORANGE PARK – Clay Humane, a nonprofit veterinary clinic based in Orange Park, is looking for help from the public to find a mobile veterinary unit stolen last weekend.
The unit, which was purchased last year, largely, with contributions from the community, was redesigned as a full-function mobile triage and treatment center. It was intended to fulfill Clay Humane's long time goal of having an additional resource to face the growing need for affordable veterinary care and to serve as an emergency response unit in times of disaster or emergency.
“We have been working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic to respond to an increase in veterinary issues,” said Linda Welzant, executive director of Clay Humane. “As we prepared to return to somewhat normal scheduling, we planned to use the mobile center to care for the backlog of patient needs that, unfortunately, had to be put on hold during the crisis. Now, we must rethink our plan.”
Clay Humane’s cameras picked up photos of the theft. It happened at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 31 at the nonprofit’s clinic at 2230 Filmore Street in Orange Park.
If you have any information about Clay Humane’s stolen mobile unit, call the Clay County Sheriff’s office at (904) 264-6512.