SPCA Schedules Free Parvo Vaccine Clinics for 2017
April 20, 2017
By: Gina Browning, SPCA Chief Communications Officer
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies eight weeks and older monthly in April-October 2017. In 2014 through 2016, the SPCA vaccinated a total of approximately 2000 dogs at no cost to the pet owners.
Parvo is a contagious virus that affects any age, breed, or gender dog. PARVO IS LIFE-THREATENING WITHOUT VETERINARY CARE. The disease can be transmitted by any person, animal, or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces. Parvo can live in an environment for months and endure the hottest and coldest temperatures. Prevention through vaccination is the only way to ensure a puppy or dog remains immune to parvo.
The first parvo clinic is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the new Lipsey Veterinary Clinic (not yet open for business) at the SPCA, 300 Harlem Road in West Seneca.
Additional clinics are scheduled May 20, June 17, and October 14 at the Broadway Market Parking Garage, 999 Broadway in Buffalo; and July 15, August 12, and September 9 at the West Side Community Center, 161 Vermont St. in Buffalo. All clinics will be held 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
No appointment is necessary. ALL DOGS MUST BE ON 6-FOOT NON-RETRACTABLE LEASHES; SPCA representatives WILL NOT VACCINATE UNLEASHED DOGS. Dates are subject to change. Interested parties should confirm dates on the calendar of the SPCA’s website YourSPCA.org.
Call the SPCA Veterinary Department with questions: 716-875-7360, ext. 223.
Those who witness a situation that might constitute
cruelty and/or violence toward animals in Erie County,
including animals left outdoors with inappropriate
shelter in yards, are encouraged to report the
circumstances to the SPCA Serving Erie County:
716-875-7360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.