Junction City, KS – Junction City Animal Shelter is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting free pet vaccine events on March 30, April 6 and April 13, 2022.
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 Junction City Animal Shelter for family pets in need. 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.
Junction City Animal Shelter aims to vaccinate 300 pets through this effort. This free vaccine events will have separate dates and locations throughout Geary County. On March 30, head to Jim Clark Automotive at 834 Grant Avenue in Junction City from 4pm until 6pm. The next clinic is on April 6 during those same times at the City Building at 406 State Avenue in Grandview Plaza, Kansas. There is also a clinic being held on April 13 from 4pm to 6pm at 201 12th Street in Milford, Kansas. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines.
“We are so grateful for Petco Love for supporting us in the efforts of combating diseases prevented with core vaccines in our community. We urge those who don’t have easy access to vet care take advantage of these free vaccines while they are available,” said leaders with Junction City Animal Shelter.
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.
About Junction City Animal Shelter
We are a small, city-ran animal shelter with huge goals! We love to support our community with programs and education, as well as finding homes for homeless pets in Geary County. We handle legal cases, strays, owner surrenders and much more. We have full time and part time staff, as well as volunteers that can come as needed. We provide low-cost vaccine clinics. Max’s Fund allows members of the public to apply for monetary assistance for pet care- this is a donation-based fund! We offer staff speaking at schools and events, in reference to what we do, as well as educating on animal care, behavior and handling.
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 $330 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.