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Douglas County Board of Commissioners is proud to partner with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event on March 26, 2022.
Petco Love established March as "National Pet Vaccination Month" to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and provide free pet vaccines to the Douglas County Animal Shelter for family pets in need. As the puppy and kitten season approaches, a pet's exposure to parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia increases but is preventable with a simple vaccine.
"We want to encourage the pet owners to take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community's pets," said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Chairwoman. "We want to thank Petco Love for offering these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,"
The Douglas County Animal Shelter aims to vaccinate 1,000 pets through this effort. The free vaccine event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse located at 8700 Hospital Drive.
Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. The Douglas County Animal Shelter will provide Rabies vaccines for $20 (these will be given by Douglas County Veterinarians). Microchips will be free while supplies last.
We will also be providing information on low-cost spay/neuter services by West Georgia Spay Neuter Clinic, information on local veterinarians, rescue groups, dog training and other services. The Douglas County Humane Society will be providing pet treats/goodies, while supplies last.
The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes necessary 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 continues 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.
For more information about the Douglas County Animal Shelter free vaccine clinic event, call 770-942-5961. Learn more about Petco Love's national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at petcolove.org or freepetvaccines.org.
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing life by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we've empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We've helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we're leading every day.