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April 20, 2022

Clay Humane Partnered with Petco Love to Give Pets Their Best Shot

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Clay Humane partnered with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by providing free vaccinations in March.

Petco Love established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and provided free pet vaccines to Clay Humane 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.

Clay Humane vaccinated 900 pets through this effort. The free vaccines were administered throughout March to pets of people unable to vaccinate against viruses prevalent in area populations.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we were able to offer important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Claire Hall, Assistant Director. “We were excited for the opportunity to provide this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

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, Petco Love’s goal is to increase awareness and accelerate the distribution of vaccines.

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