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A free dog and cat vaccination and microchip clinic is Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wallace Riddell Park, 710 Northington St. in Burnet. The clinic is a collaboration between the Petco Love nonprofit organization and the Hill Country Humane Society. The event will also feature Easter egg hunts for kids and dogs.

No registration is needed. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. 

Dogs can receive the DAPPv vaccination and cats the HCP vaccination. Rabies vaccinations and identifying microchips will be offered to both dogs and cats. 

“By creating greater awareness and making this crucial preventative care more accessible to pets not currently receiving these life-saving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of disease,” Petco Love President Susanne Kogut said in a media release. “It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets come into busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread quickly, resulting in multiple deaths, skyrocketing expenses, and hindering saving pet lives.”

The DAPPv canine vaccination covers prevalent canine illnesses, including distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. The HCP feline vaccination covers rhinotracheitis (Herpes Virus), calicivirus, and panleukopenia.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccine events at no cost to pet owners,” Hill Country Humane Society Executive Director Paighton Corley said in the release. “We urge community members to take advantage of this no-cost resource to ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

For more information on the clinic, contact the Hill Country Humane Society at director@hchstexas.com.

dakota@thepicayune.com