Milan city hall has announced the opening of a veterinary clinic to provide free treatment for animals belonging to residents in economic difficulty.
The city’s first public clinic, with areas dedicated to the cure and even hospitalisation of sick pets, should be up and running in Bruzzano in the course of this year. A city-owned property in Via Senigallia will be leased free of charge to non-profit animal welfare organisations whose bids are accepted in the competition, to be published in the next few days. The first concession will be for three years, with a possibility of applying for an extension for a further three-year period.
A condition of the concession is that treatment of pets of Milanese with an ISEE rating (an official certificate of the economic situation of a household) showing economic hardship should be provided free of charge. And not only: the invitation to tender will also specify that space should be made available for animal protection associations needing support to be able to look after the animals in their care.