Press Release: City of El Paso Hosts Free Drive-Thru Pet Wellness Clinic

WHAT:             Drive-Thru Pet Wellness Clinic

WHEN:             8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2023

WHERE:          301 George Perry Blvd.

COST:              FREE

The City of El Paso Animal Services and its community partners will offer free pet vaccinations and microchips to hundreds of pets via a drive-thru pet wellness clinic, sponsored by Petco Love.

The FREE event is first-come, first-served and limited to the first 600 pets. 

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.

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.

“Distemper and parvo are endemic to our region, but they are also completely avoidable diseases by making sure our pets at home are vaccinated,” said Dr. Tony Chacon, El Paso Animal Services Veterinarian. “The recent disease outbreak at the shelter is proof that there is still much more work to be done, and there are still so many pets in our community that are unvaccinated.”

Drive-thru wellness clinics are an ongoing effort to ensure community pets are healthy and protected from deadly diseases such as parvovirus and distemper.

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