IndyHumane receives free vaccines from Petco Love to distribute with new Mobile Vaccine Clinic
800 vaccines in total will be distributed to the Indianapolis community
March is National Pet Vaccination Month and IndyHumane will provide free vaccinations for Indianapolis area pets. The no-cost vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative, which is providing one million free pet vaccines for family pets in need to existing animal welfare partners, including IndyHumane.
Vaccinating pets is one of the best ways to keep them safe and healthy especially when they are young. Parvovirus and distemper in dogs and panleukopenia in cats — the most prevalent deadly diseases affecting pets — 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 ensure the health and wellness of pets and to address this critical need, IndyHumane will use the Petco Love vaccines to make preventive care free and accessible in high-impact areas.
Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. Half the vaccines will be distributed at the IndyHumane Downtown Clinic and the other half will be distributed through the new IndyHumane Mobile Clinic.
“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Donna Casamento, CEO of IndyHumane. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free 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.”
For more information about vaccine distribution or to make an appointment, visit indyhumane.org/clinics/. Learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact at PetcoLove.org.