“Give Pets Their Best Shot”
The City of Southport Animal Protective Services and River Road Animal Hospital are partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event on May 14 at River Road Animal Hospital, 8593 River Road, Southport, from 9a-12p. To register your pet, please click here.
Petco Love was established to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and will provide free pet vaccines for family pets in need. As puppy and kitten season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia – increases but is preventable with a simple vaccine. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes crucial pet vaccines accessible to pet parents who may be experiencing financial challenges and assures that cost is not a barrier to protecting pets from preventable diseases.
“Treatment for these deadly diseases can be prohibitively expensive for many pet parents,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By providing free vaccines to those in need, we can help these pets live a healthy life. Through this national effort and our other Petco Love Care initiatives, we continue our 22-year history of strategic investments and innovation to end unnecessary pet euthanasia.”
National Pet Vaccination Month is a continuation of Petco Love’s 1 million free pet vaccine campaign, which has helped 400,000 pets to date. Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed reported their pets had never been vaccinated against these diseases. With Bissell Pet Foundation as an additional partner this month, Petco Love’s goal is to increase awareness and accelerate the distribution of vaccines. Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at petcolove.org or freepetvaccines.org.