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A free and low-cost walk-in vaccine clinic is set for Thursday, Oct. 13, 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 event will be held at the shelter’s clinic, 108 Hamm Parkway, Española, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, No appointment is necessary. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in carriers.

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.

Other vaccines, including rabies, are available for a nominal fee.

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

The shelter’s next walk-in clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3.

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 pets to a veterinarian annually for preventative care.

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