Getting a head start on preventing summer parvo outbreak
Animal Rescue League of El Paso hosts 2nd annual shot clinic
EL PASO, TX — The Animal Rescue League of El Paso hosted the Second Annual Shot Clinic on Sunday.
Hundreds of people lined up with their dogs for a free parvo/distemper vaccine outside of the Leo Samaniego Jail Annex on Montana in East El Paso.
The Animal Rescue paid for the vaccines at a cost of about $1500, which is how much it costs their shelter to treat one parvo case.
Animal Rescue League founder Loretta Hyde said the clinic was held to prevent cases of parvo in the summer.
"We know last year we had a really bad epidemic of parvo and distemper and lost a lot of lives, so we think if we get ahead of the game and get all these guys vaccinated, maybe we don't see so many deaths," said Hyde.
Hyde also said puppies should have three sets of parvo/distemper shots by the time they are four months old.
The Animal Rescue League of El Paso is planning to hold another shot clinic in the summer.