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 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, the SPCA vaccinated a total of approximately 2500 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 two parvo clinics and the final clinic are scheduled for April 14May 12, and October 27 (all Saturdays), 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 for June 9 and July 7 at the Broadway Market’s lower parking garage,
999 Broadway in Buffalo; and August 4 and September 29 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.

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