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SPCA of Texas to Offer Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic on Sunday

Group Will Also Provide Low-Cost Microchipping, Heartworm Preventive Specials

WHAT: The SPCA of Texas is offering a low-cost vaccination clinic on Sunday, February 8 at the Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic in McKinney, and will occur monthly on the second Sunday of each month. This clinic is a part of a new series of low-cost, walk-in pet vaccination clinics the organization is hosting in 2015 to provide an easy and affordable way for the community to help curb the spread of common and highly contagious illnesses in pets. Monthly vaccination clinics are scheduled to take place at each of the SPCA of Texas’ three North Texas-area Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.spca.org/calendar.

Vaccinations will be $7 each for Rabies and $10 each for Bordetella, FVRCP and Distemper Combo for dogs and cats. Pet owners can also have their pets microchipped for $15 each. Additionally, clients purchasing 12 months of heartworm preventive will receive their pets' heartworm test for free (a savings of $25). Clients purchasing six months of heartworm preventive will save $10 on their pets’ heartworm test (costing $15, normally $25).

Additionally, pet owners who reside in the City of Dallas can take advantage of a free spay or neuter surgery, as well as free vaccinations and pet registration, thanks to the Big Fix for Big D initiative. This offer is now available to low-income pet owners throughout the entire City of Dallas through the end of March of this year. This limited-time offer is available through the efforts of the four Big Fix for Big D partner organizations: Dallas Animal Services, Dallas Companion Animal Project, Spay Neuter Network and the SPCA of Texas.

Pet owners who reside in the City of Dallas and would like to take advantage of this limited-time offer can find more information on www.BigFixforBigD.com and make appointments by calling 214-324-4349. Caretakers of community cats should email pam.asturias@spayneuternet.org for assistance. Owners and caretakers will need to provide proof of residency at the time of surgery.

The six vaccination clinics taking place at the SPCA of Texas’ two Dallas-area spay/neuter and wellness clinics from January through March have been made possible thanks to generous support from the Big Fix for Big D initiative. The SPCA of Texas will be offering free spay and neuter appointments, including free vaccinations and free pet registration, at these vaccination clinics for those who are eligible for the Big Fix for Big D's limited-time expansion for all City of Dallas residents. This free offer is available through March 31. The Big Fix for Big D initiative is a multi-year effort of community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish numbers of unwanted litters, with the ultimate goal of reducing animal euthanasias at Dallas Animal Services. For more information on Big Fix for Big D, please visit www.BigFixforBigD.com.  

WHEN/WHERE:   

                -- March 1, with continued monthly clinics on the first Sunday of each month in 2015
                Noon to 3 p.m.

                Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair (South Dallas)
                4830 Village Fair Drive
                Dallas, TX 75224

                -- February 8, with continued monthly clinics on the second Sunday of each month in 2015
                Noon to 3 p.m.

                Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic (McKinney)
                8411 Stacy Road
                McKinney, TX 75070

               -- February 15, with continued monthly clinics on the third Sunday of each month in 2015
                Noon to 3 p.m.

                Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic (West Dallas)
                2400 Lone Star Drive
                Dallas, TX 75212 

WHY: Spaying, neutering and vaccinating pets saves lives by preventing unwanted litters, keeping thousands of animals off the mean streets and stopping the spread of dangerous illnesses like Parvo and Distemper.

Having pets spayed and neutered is the most important way to prevent pet overpopulation and ensuring animals live happy, healthy lives in loving homes by decreasing roaming tendencies, aggression and preventing certain forms of cancer in pets. And vaccinating them ensures that their immune systems can protect them from dangerous and life-threatening viruses and bacteria. Texas law also requires Rabies vaccinations. Further, veterinary wellness care is a critical component of preventive care for cats and dogs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit http://www.spca.org/calendar

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