Independence Animal Hospital doctor receives thanks from dog rescuer | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A dog is man’s best friend and a dog’s best friend at Independence Animal Hospital is Dr. Matt Wingert, just ask Rusty James.

James retired from law enforcement after 30 years and now rescues dogs across the country.

“I couldn’t do what I do without Dr. Wingert,” James said. “The doctor and the staff are doing what they are doing for all the right reasons.”

And for the right prices, according to James.

He says Independence Animal Hospital is located in a working-class neighborhood where people love their dogs and treat them like family.

James says they can’t afford the high vet bills charged by other clinics, but they can afford the doctor’s dedication and loyalty to their four-legged friends.

The individual rescuer made an appointment with the doctor, but it wasn’t for Charlie his dog, it was to pay it forward.

“Wow, a four hundred dollar gift card,” Dr. Wingert said. “Thanks very much!”

Benjamin M. Yerger