As Part of Petco Love’s Initiative to Provide 1 Million Vaccines, Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic Will Distribute Free Vaccines to Pets Receiving Spay/Neuter Surgeries
The Kentucky Humane Society S.N.I.P. Clinic is providing free vaccinations to local dogs and cats that are scheduled for spay/neuter surgeries through November 2021. 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 the KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic, 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, the KHS S.N.I.P Clinic 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.
The KHS S.N.I.P. Clinic aims to vaccinate 2,500 pets through this effort. Free DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines will be offered to all dogs and cats scheduled for spay/neuter surgery at KHS’ S.N.I.P. Clinic. Appointments are required for spay/neuter surgeries. These free vaccines are available only to pets scheduled for surgery.
“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners when they bring their pets in for spay or neuter surgeries,” said Karen Koenig, KHS Vice President of Animal Welfare. “We urge community members to take advantage of this resource to ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”
“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.”
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives 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.