Montgomery County Animal Resource Center will offer free vaccine to dogs

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – March is National Pet Vaccination Month, and in honor of that, the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is teaming up with Petco Love to offer pet owners and their furry friends free vaccinations.

The free vaccination event is called “Give Pets Their Best Shot” and is offered on March 2, 10, 17, 24 and 31. However, before your dog can receive their parvo vaccination, they must also be cleared.

“Now you can get a license at the animal shelter the moment you do. So it’s $40 if your dog is fixed,” said PIO Michael Zimmerman of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. “It’s $48 if your dog is unmodified.”

Many pet owners know how expensive vet bills can get, which is why Zimmerman says this is a great event to get your dog taken care of for free.

“50% of people who take advantage of this program, their pets have never been vaccinated in the first place,” he said. “So it’s really giving access to these vaccines to people who really need them – and their dogs really need them.”

The event is another way to keep dogs healthy in the community.

“We want to make sure all of our pets in the community are properly vaccinated,” Zimmerman said. “It helps stop the spread of these deadly diseases. We are very fortunate that Petco Love has this initiative and is partnering with us on this. It just helps control these diseases in the general population, which is really what we want to do.

Zimmerman says those interested in the free vaccination event should make an appointment by calling the Montgomery County Resource Center. Click on here to learn more about the event.

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