116 Pets Receive Free Care at Anicira’s Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Anicira provided free care to 116 pets during a free vaccine and microchip clinic on Saturday, December 4th. The free vaccines were made possible through Petco Love’s new national vaccination initiative, which will provide 1 million free pet vaccines for family pets in need, through its existing animal welfare partners, including Anicira.
Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are very prevalent and deadly diseases that affect pets. They are also preventable with a simple vaccine. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care. To ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets and to address this critical need, Anicira and Petco Love are partnering to make pet vaccines free and accessible.
The Petco Love vaccine initiative provided the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines, while microchips and rabies vaccines were provided by Anicira.
“Because of Petco Love’s generous contribution, we can offer vaccines that offer protection against deadly viruses at no cost to pet parents,” said Cate Lemmond, President and CEO of Anicira. “We encourage pet parents to take advantage of this great opportunity to help improve the well-being of their cats and dogs.”
“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.”
For more information about vaccine distribution, contact Anicira Veterinary Center at anicira.org. To learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact, visit PetcoLove.org.