The Kokomo Humane Society is teaming up with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot at healthy lives by hosting a free pet vaccine event on Saturday.
Petco Love has established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and will provide free pet vaccines to the Kokomo Humane Society for pets in need. As puppy and kitten season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus, distemper and panleukopenia – increases but can be prevented with a simple vaccine.
The Kokomo Humane Society aims to vaccinate 1,000 pets through this effort, according to a recent press release from the facility. The free vaccination event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petco, 2140 E. Boulevard St., Kokomo. There will also be pet ID tags and microchips available at a reduced price. The vaccines distributed under the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines.
“Thanks to Petco Love, we can provide these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Karen Wolfe, executive director of the Humane Society. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and well-being of pets in our community.”
The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes pet vaccines accessible to pet parents who may be struggling financially and ensures cost is not a barrier to protecting pets from disease preventable.
“Treating these deadly diseases can be prohibitively expensive for many pet owners,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “By providing free vaccines to those in need, we can help these animals lead healthy lives. Through this national effort and our other Petco Love Care initiatives, we are continuing 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 Vaccines campaign, which has helped 400,000 pets to date. Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed said 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 vaccine delivery.
For more information about the Kokomo Humane Society vaccine event, email [email protected], call 765-452-6224, or visit www.kokomohumane.org. Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccination effort and its vital impact on petcolove.org Where freepetvaccines.org.