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Woods Humane Society and Petco Love Help Protect Local Pets with Free Pet Vaccine Clinic on August 25th
August 16, 2023

Woods Humane Society and Petco Love Help Protect Local Pets with Free Pet Vaccine Clinic on August 25th

Kitten Rizzi was one of five kittens treated for panleukopenia at Woods Humane Society in June 2023. Fortunately, he and his littermates survived thanks to the diligent care of the Woods medical team. He was adopted July 1, 2023.

Woods Humane Society will hold its second free pet vaccine clinic this month for San Luis Obispo County dogs and cats on August 25, 2023. The free DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines, which help prevent parvovirus and distemper in dogs and panleukopenia in cats, are made possible through Petco Love's national vaccination initiative to provide another one million free pet vaccines to family pets in need.

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 Friday, August 25th, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to the free DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines, Woods will also offer other vaccines and services at low cost.

“Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Petco Love, we are excited to offer the community the opportunity to protect their pets from deadly diseases for free,” says Woods CEO Emily L’Heureux. She explains that the free vaccines help reduce the risk of pets contracting common, deadly viral infections that are highly contagious and easily preventable with a vaccine.

Dr. Amanda Hefner, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services at Woods says, “In June, we took in a litter of kittens that turned out to have the dangerous panleukopenia virus, and because they were unvaccinated, they became ill. Thankfully, our dedicated medical team was able to quickly quarantine the kittens, perform life-saving emergency treatments, and nurse them back to health. They are now vaccinated, altered, and living healthy lives with their adopters.”

Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President, notes that when these preventable diseases enter busy shelters, they not only endanger one pet’s life, but can spread quickly, cause multiple deaths, and lead to higher expenses and reduced adoptions in that shelter. “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.”

To make an appointment for the vaccine clinic, visit For more information, 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

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