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BVSPCA to hold free pet vaccine clinic in Harrington Saturday

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The Brandywine Valley SPCA hopes to vaccinate more than 500 pets during a free clinic in Harrington Saturday. Photo/BVSPCA.

 

 

The Brandywine Valley SPCA will hold a free pet wellness day on Saturday, March 12 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

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Two doggos await their vaccination during a previous BVSPCA drive-thru clinic.

The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. No advance registration is required.

Free services will include vaccinations for rabies, distemper and FVRCP. There will also be a drive-through pet food pantry.

Annual rabies and distemper vaccinations protect pets against the most common potentially fatal infectious diseases. For puppies and kittens, distemper vaccinations should begin at six weeks of age followed by a series of boosters, then a rabies vaccination at three months of age.

BVSPCA hopes to vaccinate more than 500 pets during the event in conjunction with Petco Love, the nonprofit wing of Petco. 

“Considering the significant increase in families struggling financially recently, we put together free vaccine clinics with pet food pantries to help alleviate the stress of caring for the dogs and cats they love,” said Adam Lamb, CEO of BVSPCA. “No family should have to give up their pet to a shelter or trim back on basic, essential care simply for financial reasons.”

The clinic will be held in a drive-through format. Attendees should bring their pets in a car, drive up to a check-in station, then drive up to an outdoor vaccination station. Pets will be vaccinated while in the car if possible. Cats should be in carriers, and dogs should be leashed should they need to come out of the car for their vaccinations.

More information on this and other BVSPCA free vaccine clinics being held this month can be found at this link

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