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KHS Partners with Petco Love to “Give Pets Their Best Shot” in March

S.N.I.P. Clinic Distributing Free Pet Vaccines to Pets Receiving Spay/Neuter Surgeries

The Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by distributing free vaccines to pets receiving spay or neuter surgeries.

Petco Love 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 KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic for family pets. 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.

The KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic, a low-cost high-volume spay/neuter clinic located on Preston Highway, aims to vaccinate 700 pets in March through this effort.Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines.

Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners while their pets receive spay or neuter surgeries at the S.N.I.P. Clinic,” said Karen Koenig, KHS Vice President of Animal Welfare. “We urge community members to take advantage of these resources aimed at reducing the spread of disease and pet overpopulation.”

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.

For more information about the S.N.I.P. Clinic, visit www.kyhumane.org/snip. Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at petcolove.org or freepetvaccines.org

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