Park County Animal Shelter will provide free vaccinations for animals in the Cody area. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s new national vaccination initiative, which provides 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including PCAS, for pets in the need.
“We are grateful to Petco Love for allowing us to provide these vaccines for free to pets,” said Megan McLean, CEO of PCAS. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to ensure the health and welfare of the pets in our community.”
Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are among the most common fatal diseases affecting pets and preventable with a simple vaccine. It is estimated that 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian every year for preventive care. To meet this critical need, PCAS and Petco Love are teaming up to make pet vaccines free and accessible with the goal of ensuring the health and well-being of our beloved pets.
PCAS aims to vaccinate 375 pets through this effort. The first vaccination clinic filled up early, but PCAS is taking registrations for the next clinic on October 10, from noon to 3 p.m. Appointments are required and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Those interested in this event can register on parkcountyanimalshelter.org/events/vaccine-clinic/. Questions can be emailed to Jackie Hinther at [email protected]
The vaccines distributed as part of the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. The Bordetella vaccine (kennel cough) will be offered at an additional cost of $ 5. Microchipping services will be offered for $ 15 per animal.
“It’s heartbreaking when a pet suffers or dies from a preventable illness. It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets enter busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread rapidly, resulting in multiple deaths, sky-high expenses and preventing pets’ lives being saved, ”he said. said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “By creating greater awareness and making this essential preventive care more accessible to pets that are not currently receiving these life-saving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of the disease.” “