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Humane Society Hosts Free Pet Vaccination Event

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is hosting a free dog and cat vaccination clinic Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This clinic will provide free FVRCP, Rabies, Bordetella and DHPP vaccines to pet owners. . There will also be a free microchip as well as some additional services available for a fee.

In addition to the clinic, free dog and cat food and other pet supplies will be available. The clinic will only accept visits without an appointment.

Sean Griffin, executive director of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, said that’s not something the Humane Society does often. They usually offer cheap vaccines in their clinic, but never free vaccines. However, the pandemic has changed things.

“We understand that food prices, gas prices, everything is pretty expensive right now,” Griffin said. “So maybe people are having a bit of a hard time.”

Griffin hopes that providing these vaccines and other services will help with the financial struggle many are struggling with.

“A big part of that is making sure that pets don’t become a burden in the household because people can’t afford to care for them,”

Griffin also explained how important it is to have your pets vaccinated.

“There are colds, there are viruses, there are bacteria that can make them sick, and sometimes those illnesses can become serious and very costly,” Griffin said. “So it’s easier to do it once a year and protect your animals.”

Griffin said he had no idea how many people would expect to attend the event. The humane society has received donations of 100 of each vaccine from the clinic’s sponsors (Boehringer Ingelheim and 24PetWatch) but said they were prepared to dip into their own vaccine supply if needed.

“We don’t really have a good squad, but I think it’s going to be pretty, pretty busy,” Griffin said.

For more information about the event, you can click on the link here.