LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – There are still a couple of days left in March, “National Pet Vaccination Month.” Spay Campbell County Tennessee Pets (SpayCC) is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by distributing free pet vaccines for Campbell County pets.

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 SpayCC 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.

SpayCC aims to vaccinate 600 pets through this effort. Free vaccines will be distributed through our Happy Pets Low Cost Spay/Neuter Aid Program, as well as through the public Vaccination Clinics offered at the Campbell County Animal Shelter, 749 Towe String Road, Jacksboro, every Tuesday, 9am-5pm, call (423) 566-8018, to get on the schedule. There will be a drive through clinic at LaFollette Veterinary Services, 1621 East Central Ave, LaFollette, Tennessee on Tuesday, March 29 from 1- 4pm, no appointment is necessary for the drive through clinic. The vaccine clinics and the drive through clinic will also offer one year rabies vaccination at the reduced cost of $10 during these special events for March 2022. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Terri Woodward, President of SpayCC. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets,” Woodward added.

The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes crucial pet vaccines accessible to pet parents who maybe 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,” Kogut pointed out.

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.

For more information about SpayCC, connect HERE. Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact HERE or HERE.

About Spay Campbell County Tennessee Pets (SpayCC)
Spay Campbell County Tennessee Pets is a nonprofit formed in 2016 to combat the pet over population in Campbell County, Tennessee, with affordable spay/neuter services. To date, SpayCC has helped 2,849 families spay/neuter 4,013 family pets. This has prevented, at the very least, the birth of 20,065 unwanted cats and dogs in our community. SpayCC is an all-volunteer organization, and there are no paid positions. Our program is funded through donations, grants, and fundraising. Follow us on Facebook for daily updates or visit our website. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/01/2022-6AM)