Unique Health Clinic Aims to Keep Pets and People Safe
This Sunday, June 27, the City of El Paso will be offering free pet vaccinations and microchips to hundreds of pets via a unique drive-thru clinic.
In addition to the free pet services, pet owners will also have an opportunity to receive free COVID-19 vaccines.
This unique large-scale clinic aims at making it easier for owners to keep their pets, and themselves, healthy and safe. The clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 George Perry Boulevard.
This is a first-come, first-served event and services are limited to the first 500 pets and their owners. Pets must remain in the vehicle; all dogs must be on a leash and cats must be placed in a secure carrier while visiting the drive-thru clinic.
Residents planning to get their COVID-19 vaccine are asked to please wear a face mask, be prepared to show form of identification, wear clothing that allows staff to easily access your upper arm and bring your vaccination record card if you are getting your second vaccine. More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at www.EPCovidVaccine.com.
Dogs will receive a parvo/distemper vaccination, while cats will receive a feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia (FVRCP) vaccination, both will also be given a microchip. Pets must be six-weeks-old or older to receive vaccines. No other pet vaccinations will be available at this drive-thru event. Thanks to a generous donation from Best Friends Animal Society, free pet food will also be given to families while supplies last.
Temperatures are expected to rise later in the day, so attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of water for their pets and themselves to stay cool.
WHAT: Drive-Thru Pet Clinic and COVID-19 Vaccination Event (flyer attached)
The City of El Paso’s COVID Response Team and El Paso Animal Services team up to host El Paso’s first-ever, large-scale, drive-thru clinic for pets and people. Free services available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 500 pets and their owners.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021
WHERE: 301 George Perry Blvd.