Anicira Hosts Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Anicira will provide free vaccinations for Harrisonburg area pets. 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 Anicira, for family pets in need.
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, Anicira and Petco Love are partnering to make pet vaccines free and accessible in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets.
Anicira aims to vaccinate and microchip 100 pets through this effort. The event will take place on Saturday, December 4th from 8am to 12pm at Anicira Veterinary Center located at 1992 Medical Avenue in Harrisonburg. Patients will be treated first-come, first-serve. Dogs and cats must be spayed and neutered to receive their free vaccinations and microchip
Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. Microchips are 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.