In celebration of National Pet Vaccination Month in March, Woods Humane Society will provide free vaccinations for San Luis Obispo County pets on March 18, 2023. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love's national vaccination initiative, which is providing another one million free pet vaccines to existing animal welfare partners, including Woods Humane Society, for family pets in need.
Parvovirus and distemper in dogs and panleukopenia in cats — the most prevalent deadly diseases affecting pets — are preventable with the simple DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines that will be offered for free at the clinic. Woods is partnering with Petco Love to make vaccines accessible and affordable for the estimated 30% of pet parents who do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care.
The appointment-based Pet Vaccine Clinic for publicly owned pets will be held at Woods Humane Society’s North County campus at 2300 Ramona Road in Atascadero, California on Saturday, March 18th, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In addition to the Petco Love free DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines, Woods will also offer other vaccines and services at low cost.
“We are thrilled to again be able to offer the community a free pet vaccine clinic during March’s National Pet Vaccination Month thanks to the ongoing support of Petco Love,” says Woods Interim CEO Emily L’Heureux. “These lifesaving vaccines are crucial to ensuring the health of local pets. We encourage SLO County pet owners to take advantage of this no-cost resource and make an appointment before openings fill up.”
“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, contact Woods Humane Society by calling (805) 543-9316, or visiting 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 or 2300 Ramona Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422. Woods is open to the public daily from 12-5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12-4 p.m. Learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact at PetcoLove.org.