Low-cost, drive-thru parvo vaccination clinic planned for Friday by Angels of Assisi

Roanoke Valley News

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday, Angels of Assisi plans to provide a low-cost, drive-thru parvo vaccination clinic in Roanoke for pooches of all ages in order to protect them from a dangerous illness.

The drive-thru clinic will take plan at the Washington Park Upper Level in Roanoke from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, with no registration necessary.

The shelter says the parvovirus is a deadly yet preventable gastro-intestinal illness that has been on the rise over the last few months throughout the Roanoke Valley over the last few months.

“In recent months, we have seen a big increase in the number of both puppies and adult dogs that have contracted the parvovirus,” said Kathleen Legg, Director of Community Engagement. “Parvo is a very dangerous illness as, without the proper treatment, it can be fatal. We hope through the parvo vaccination clinic, we can take steps to ensure the health and safety of pets throughout the valley.”

For just $5 per parvo vaccine, you will be protecting your pooch from parvovirus, distemper, parainfluenza, and infectious hepatitis. Not only is the parvo vaccine effective, but it is inexpensive compared to the cost of treatment.

Owners and their pets are asked to remain in their vehicles during this drive-thru event as the Angels of Assisi mobile clinic team gives out vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection (RCACP) will also be at Friday’s clinic to give out pet food to people who are having a hard time feeding their furry friends.

In addition to Friday’s event, Angels of Assisi plans to have more parvo vaccination clinics throughout the next few months.

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