Keep your pets healthy and safe this fall.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21st, 2020
Contact: Morgan Pulleyblank
Director of Development & Communications
BERKELEY, Calif. – The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) announced a Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, August 29th, 2020. Pet owners/guardians have an affordable and local option to ensure that their pets are up-to-date on their vaccines.
Many dogs and cats in the area are behind on their shots, as routine vet appointments were canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. As dog parks are opening up again, it’s vitally important for your pets’ health that they are up-to-date on their vaccinations.
The Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic is a part of the already successful Spay the Bay program which has been providing affordable spay and neuter services for over three years.
A variety of vaccinations will be offered for dogs and cats which will include rabies, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Panleukopenia, and other core vaccines and heart worm treatments. All vaccinations are $15-20, and includes a free microchip.
“Dog and cats need annual vaccinations in order to stay healthy” notes Jeffrey Zerwekh, Executive Director at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. “The shelter-in-place order made it difficult stay up to date on vaccinations so this one-day low-cost clinic is greatly needed right now in our community.”
The clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served model with policies in place for social distancing. Pet owners are advised to arrive early to ensure space for their animal. The Berkeley Humane’s veterinary team will assist pet owners/guardians in selecting the right vaccinations given the animal’s age and lifestyle.
Who: The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
What: Low-Cost Community Vaccine Clinic for Pets
Where: 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, Ca 94710
When: One Day Only – Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Why: Keeping pets vaccinated is the best way to care for their health.
How: www.SpayTheBay.org for more information
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About Spay the Bay
Spay the Bay, founded in 2016 by Berkeley Humane, offers low-cost spay and neuter services and vaccination clinics for dogs and cats in order to reduce animal overpopulation in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are dedicated to providing spay and neuter services at the lowest cost possible so that pet guardians can access critical services and resources regardless of their financial abilities. We believe that when spay and neuter services are made accessible, pet guardians are more likely to spay and neuter their pets, which prevents the birth of unplanned litters and alleviates overcrowding in local shelters. In addition to providing low-cost spay and neuter services, Spay the Bay also provides the public with a centralized list of low-cost options in the Bay Area, making it easy for pet guardians in the local community to locate critical resources. Berkeley Humane and its programs and services, including Spay the Bay, are largely sustained by grants and contributions from the general public. Learn more at www.spaythebay.org.
About Berkeley Humane
With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipals shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. In 2019, Berkeley Humane conducted over 1,000 adoptions and touched the lives of almost 1,000 additional pets through related services. Learn more at www.berkeleyhumane.org.