ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Angels of Assisi will soon be able to provide more consistent care for animals in rural communities in southwest Virginia and parts of West Virginia thanks to a new mobile veterinary clinic funded by the Kathy W Coldewey Revocable Trust to fulfill Kathy’s Promise.
According to the animal shelter, Kathy Whitmer Coldewey spent much of her last year making sure her two main wishes could be honored: establishing mobile spay/neuter and health clinics in the rural South and buying body armor for K-9s, a passion spawned by her love of the TV show, Live PD.
Angels of Assisi says Coldeway would be absolutely thrilled to know she made this transport truck possible, sure to make an incredible difference to thousands of animals and their humans.
According to Coldewey’s family, “Kathy never sought to draw attention to herself. But we think it’s important to celebrate not just the realization of her dream — Kathy’s Promise — but the person behind it.”
Angels of Assisi hopes to honor Coldeway by expanding their rural outreach program to provide more access to rural communities, helping even more people and their pets.
“We are so thankful to have received this truck. We hope to expand our mobile veterinary clinics and be able to offer more services,” said Dayna Reynolds, director of communications for Angels of Assisi. “Many of the communities where we hold our mobile clinics do not have access to veterinary care or affordable spay/neuter services.”
Angels of Assisi is gearing up the new Mobile Clinic, eager to get on the road to reach more communities without access to low-cost veterinary care.