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SPCA of Texas Hosts Free Pet Vaccine Clinics

 

WHAT: The SPCA of Texas is hosting a series of six free pet vaccination clinics, with all DAPPv and HCP vaccinations donated by Petco Love and three sponsored by Dallas County, to help curb the spread of preventable diseases and illnesses in pets living in Dallas County. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love's new national vaccination initiative, which is providing 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including the SPCA of Texas, for family pets in need.
 
“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Karen Froehlich, SPCA of Texas President and CEO. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”
 
“It is heartbreaking when any pet suffers or dies from a disease that could have been prevented. It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets come into busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread quickly, resulting in multiple deaths, skyrocketing expenses, and hindering saving pet lives,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By creating greater awareness and making this crucial preventative care more accessible to pets not currently receiving these lifesaving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of disease.”

WHEN/WHERE: 
Saturday, October 16, sponsored by Dallas County
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
W. Dallas Multi-Purpose Center
2828 Fish Trap Rd., Dallas, TX 75212

Saturday, October 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Balch Springs Recreation Center
4327 Shephard Ln. Balch Springs, TX 75180

Saturday, October 30
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Inspired Vision Compassion Center
2019 N. Masters Dr., Dallas, TX 75217

Saturday, November 6
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dallas Youth Sports Complex
2524 W. Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, TX 75233

Saturday, November 13, sponsored by Dallas County
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garland High School
310 S. Garland Ave., Garland, TX 75040

Saturday, November 20, sponsored by Dallas County
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dallas College - Cedar Valley
3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134

WHY: Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are some of the most prevalent deadly diseases impacting pets that are preventable with a simple vaccine. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care.
 
To address this critical need, the SPCA of Texas, Petco Love and Dallas County are partnering to make pet vaccines free and accessible in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets.
 
The SPCA of Texas aims to vaccinate 200 pets at each event, which will help prevent the spread of disease in our communities.

HOW: Vaccination clinics are open to the public and are first-come, first-served. Free vaccines and services for dogs include DAPPv, rabies and microchip. Free vaccines and services for cats include FVRCP, rabies and microchip. These free vaccination clinics have been funded by Petco Love and Dallas County and are only available to pets and people living in Dallas County. The SPCA of Texas will be following CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety and prevention.

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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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