Cat Adoption Team To Distribute Free Cat Vaccines, Powered by Petco Love

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(Feb. 28, 2022) – Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love to give cats their best shot for a healthy life by distributing free vaccines for pet cats in the Portland metro area.

Petco Love established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage pet parents to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations and will provide free pet vaccines to CAT for family pets in need. As kitten season approaches, pet exposure to contagious and deadly diseases – parvovirus, distemper, and panleukopenia – increases but is preventable with a simple vaccine.

CAT will offer these free vaccines as part of our spay/neuter clinic offerings throughout the month of March (or until all vaccines have been distributed). Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the HCP Feline vaccines. Clients with a spay/neuter appointment at CAT in March may elect to include the free vaccine as part of their surgery appointment.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Brittany Perkins, CAT’s hospital manager. “We are excited that our clients can take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s cats.”

The Give Pets Their Best Shot initiative makes crucial pet vaccines accessible to pet parents who may be experiencing financial challenges and assures that cost is not a barrier to protecting pets from preventable diseases.

“Treatment for these deadly diseases can be prohibitively expensive for many pet parents,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love president. “By providing free vaccines to those in need, we can help these pets live a healthy life. Through this national effort and our other Petco Love Care initiatives, we continue our 22-year history of strategic investments and innovation to end unnecessary pet euthanasia.”

National Pet Vaccination Month is a continuation of Petco Love’s 1 million free pet vaccine campaign, which has helped 400,000 pets to date. Fifty percent of participating pet parents surveyed reported their pets had never been vaccinated against these diseases. With Bissell Pet Foundation as an additional partner this month, Petco Love’s goal is to increase awareness and accelerate the distribution of vaccines.

Learn more about Petco Love’s national vaccine effort and lifesaving impact at petcolove.org or freepetvaccines.org.

About Cat Adoption Team

Cat Adoption Team (CAT) is the largest cat shelter in the Pacific Northwest. We offer adoption, foster care, and veterinary services to homeless cats and kittens.

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