Petco Love will allocate 1 million vaccines to pets in need
In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, Petco Love will provide free vaccines to their existing partners to help companion animals get immunized.
Rabies, parvovirus, and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats are the top diseases impacting our pets nationally that are preventable by vaccines, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.1,2
To help fight against these life-threatening diseases, Petco Love, in partnership with Merck Animal Health, will donate 1 million DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines to community-based welfare partners to help those who cannot afford to get their pets vaccinated.3
"It is heartbreaking when any pet suffers or dies from a disease that could have been prevented. It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets come into busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread quickly, resulting in multiple deaths, skyrocketing expenses, and hindering saving pet lives," said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President, in a press release.
"By creating greater awareness and making this crucial preventative care more accessible to those not currently receiving these lifesaving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of disease." she continued.
The initial distribution of the free vaccines will begin immediately to existing Petco Love animal welfare partners. Additionally, there will be grant incentives that will be available to help cover the cost of administering the vaccinations.3
Any pet parents that are looking to get their pet vaccinated through this program are encouraged to check with their local animal welfare organization to see if they are participating or not.
- 12 dog diseases you can combat with vaccination and deworming. Avma.org. Accessed August 20, 2021. https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/12-dog-diseases-you-can-combat-vaccination-and-deworming
- 8 cat diseases you can prevent with vaccination and deworming. Avma.org. Accessed August 20, 2021. https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/8-cat-diseases-you-can-prevent-vaccination-and-deworming
- Petco Love will provide 1 million vaccines to animal welfare partners for distribution to pets in need. News release. August 16, 2021; Petco Love. Accessed August 20, 2021. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/petco-love-will-provide-1-million-vaccines-to-animal-welfare-partners-for-distribution-to-pets-in-need-301355383.html