Low cost vaccine clinic – March 25, 2011

Low-cost vaccine shots available for dogs and cats

Published: Friday, March 25, 2011

The Animal Care Network and Centerstage & QTMC Inc. is hosting a $10 vaccine clinic for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Centerstage Rental Hall & QTMC Inc., 536 N. Perry by Glenwood between the Woodward Loop and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The cost is $10 per animal. Shots available include Distemper/Parvo for puppies/dogs 6 weeks or older; Distemper CVR for kittens and cats 6 weeks or older; Rabies (one year vaccination) for dogs and cats 3 months or older.

In addition, deworming treatment is available for puppies and kittens.

Residents from any city or county are welcome to bring pets for vaccines.

Parvo is a deadly disease that strikes puppies and dogs that haven’t been vaccinated regularly. It is so contagious that it can be transferred easily by any contact with an infected dog’s feces. It can be transferred on the bottom of your shoes or on the tires of your vehicle. The virus can survive searing heat and subzero temperatures for long periods of time, which means the virus can survive long after the infected feces or animal has been removed.

If you have a friend that had a puppy with parvo and you are visiting at your friend’s house, you can easily take the virus home to your dogs on your shoes. If you are walking your dog in an area where an infected dog was, your dog will be exposed.

As there is no cure for Parvo, the best defense is to follow your veterinarian vaccines schedule. Puppies need at least three or four vaccines to be protected and then yearly shots after that. Adult dogs need yearly shots.

“In these difficult economic times, people are reaching out for help more than ever. Please spay and neuter your pet, said Pam Porteous of the Animal Care Network.

Founded in 1994, the Michigan Animal Adoption Network/Animal Care Network is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization in the Metro Detroit area. MAAN continually strives for new and different ways to educate the public, to raise money to continue its low-cost spay/neuter program, street rescue efforts and to find loving homes for homeless pets. MAAN has placed more than 6,210 dogs/cats through the Adopt-A-Pet program and visited over 90,000 addresses to offer assistance through the Animal Care Network. FYI

To make a donation, send a check or money order to Animal Care Network, P. O. Box 566, Roseville, MI 48066 or call 248-678-2756.

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