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Lufkin Animal Shelter will offer free vaccines for dogs and cats

Kurth Memorial Animal Services offers an excellent opportunity to protect your beloved cats and dogs from deadly viruses.

A free vaccination clinic will be held at the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter on Friday, May 17 from noon to 5 p.m. The shelter is located at 1901 Hill Street in Lufkin. This event aims to provide essential vaccinations for pets, ensure their well-being and prevent the spread of common diseases.

Thanks to Petco Love’s generous donation, Kurth Memorial Animal Services will provide 600 DAPPV vaccines for dogs and 400 1-HCP vaccines for cats at no cost to pet owners.

The DAPPV is commonly referred to as the ‘disease injection’. This combination vaccine protects against five diseases: distemper, adenovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus.

The 1-HCP vaccine provides triple virus protection against Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Panleukopenia Virus.

Animal Services Manager Morgan Williams expressed his gratitude for the donation and emphasized the importance of these vaccinations in protecting the health of pets within the community.

“Petco’s goal in partnering with us is to ensure that every pet has access to essential vaccinations, regardless of their owners’ financial circumstances,” Williams said.

The clinic is part of an ongoing initiative by Kurth Memorial Animal Services to promote responsible pet ownership and protect the welfare of animals in the community.

“We plan to hold vaccine clinics once a month until we run out of vaccines,” Williams added.

Pet owners are encouraged to take this opportunity to protect their furry companions. Vaccinations not only protect individual pets, but also contribute to the overall health and well-being of the entire pet population.

For more information about the free vaccine clinic or Kurth Memorial Animal Services, please call 936-633-0218.

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