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A free and low-cost vaccine clinic is set for Friday, July 15, at Española Humane.

Altered pets of residents in Española Humane’s service area, which includes Rio Arriba County and pueblos, and communities in northern Santa Fe County, will receive free vaccinations thanks to Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative. The appointment-only event will be held at the shelter’s clinic, 108 Hamm Parkway, Española, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, call the clinic at 505-753-8662, ext. 111 or ext. 112.

Vaccines for unaltered pets in the shelter’s service area are $10; residents outside of the service area are welcome, too: $10 for altered pets and $20 for unaltered pets. Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in carriers.

Other vaccines, including rabies, are available for nominal fees, along with flea and tick medication, heartworm testing and prevention and other services, including microchipping and nail trimming.

The series of free and low-cost vaccination clinics are aimed at keeping pets healthy in the community. Petco Love’s national vaccination initiative is providing 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including Española Humane.

Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are some of the most prevalent deadly diseases impacting pets that are preventable with a simple vaccine. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care.

To learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact, visit PetcoLove.org.