During today’s free drive-though vaccine clinic, we vaccinated 130 dogs for parvo/distemper and rabies. We were actually aiming for 300 dogs thanks to the generosity of a donor couple who funded this clinic. We also want to thank the veterinarians and staff from FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic, Healthy Paws Animal Hospital, and Dr Sam Swartzentruber for donating their time on this stinkin’ hot day to provide free vaccinations to our community’s needy dogs.
Unfortunately, half the people who registered, did not show up. So we regrouped, made many social media shout-outs for any dog and every dog to Come On Down Now! Then our friends Dianna Brown and Renee Lynch kicked in and drove around their neighborhoods picking up their neighbor’s dogs and bringing them to us for vaccinations. 😀
We also scheduled 68 of our canine clients today for spay/neuter at a future date at the FACE Clinic or Indyhumane Downtown Clinic. Always a very, very good thing.
Even though today’s numbers were not as high as we had hoped, if you add them in with the dogs we vaccinated at the two previous free vaccine clinics, we have vaccinated a grand total of 880 dogs in the past few months. Surely, this many vaccinations are diminishing parvo in our community.