Rabies is a fatal disease for humans and animals. Dog bites cause most of the human deaths due to rabies. However, this is a preventable disease as there is a vaccine for dogs and treatment for humans.
Meanwhile, distemper is caused by a virus that affects the dog’s respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system. It can also affect the conjunctival membranes around the eyes.
Fur parents have the responsibility of keeping their dogs in good health. Dog care can also be expensive; it is like taking care of a child at home.
Good news! H.O.P.E. for Animals located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has partnered with Avangrid Renewables to give free rabies and distemper combo vaccines for the dogs. It is the second year that the two organizations did this to help dogs in need.
Tyna Reiter, H.O.P.E. for Animals’ community outreach coordinator, is excited about the annual free vaccine event. She loves seeing people waiting patiently for their turn so that their dogs will be given the needed vaccines.
For the second run, 250 vaccines will be given to the dogs. People attending the free vaccine event will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. One family can register a maximum of four dogs in this event.
The activity lasted for four hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fur parents were grateful for this event. Vaccines are costly, so having free immunizations for their dogs are a great help.
The event was a success! H.O.P.E. wants to ensure that dog owners will give the best care for their dogs. They also reminded the fur parents not to take their dog’s health for granted. Dogs are the best home companions, so they also needed to be loved and cared in return too.
We expect that there will be more events like this to be held in the future.
Photos courtesy of H.O.P.E. for Animals via Facebook