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Humane Society of St. Lucie County Hosting a Free Pet Vaccine Clinic Saturday

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The clinic will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the Port St. Lucie Police Department parking lot.

Port St. Lucie - Saturday May 14, 2022: The Humane Society of St. Lucie County has partnered with 'Petco Love' to offer 1,000 free pet vaccines to St. Lucie County residents on Saturday May 14th.

The clinic will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the Port St. Lucie Police Department parking lot. Puppies and kittens will need to be at least 8 weeks old to receive vaccines. It'll be first come, first serve. The number of free vaccines is limited to 1,000.

Puppy and kitten season is coming up soon and these pets can be exposed to deadly diseases. A simple vaccine can help prevent them from contracting some of these diseases.

DAPPv Canine vaccines and HCP Feline vaccines will be provided free of charge to family pets in need. Canine DAPPv protects against canine distemper virus, adenovirus type 1 and 2, canine parainfluenza virus, and canine parvovirus. Feline HCP protects against feline herpes and distemper. The rabies vaccine will also be administered for $10.

In an effort to reduce vaccine preventable canine diseases 'Petco Love' has committed to providing one million free vaccine doses to animal shelters like the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. The shelters have all committed to provide the vaccines to family owned pets at no cost.

Petco Love’s free vaccine campaign has already helped over 530,000 pets. Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed reported their pets had never been vaccinated against these diseases. The program aims to increase the number of vaccinated community pets, improve their lives, and decrease the spread of disease should these pets enter shelters.

You will need to provide proof of St. Lucie County residency. Dogs must be on a secured leash at all times and cats must be a pet carrier.

There will be coffee and food trucks on site. The Port St. Lucie Police K9 Unit will also be on hand.