West Seneca, NY (WBEN) The SPCA Serving Erie County is hosting a vaccination clinic for cats Saturday. The goal is to help keep cat owners from having to deal with issues that could lead to large veterinary bills and possibly surrendering the cat.
At the clinic, cats will receive a rabies vaccine along with a combo vaccine that prevents feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia virus. In addition, the clinic will offer flea medicine, an oral dewormer, and microchips. Gina Lattuca says pet supplies will also be available. "Some people took advantage of our new pet food pantry here and they were able to receive some pet food to bring home with their animal," says Lattuca.
Lattuca says the vaccines are important to cats and cat owners. "One of the primary reasons people surrender felines is because they cannot afford the veterinary care that that animal requires. Can a lot of these issues be completely prevented rather than having to be treated? Yes, as long as these cats are vaccinated," says Lattuca. She says this was one reason the SPCA needed to start doing as part of its community outreach campaign.
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With help from Petco Love, the clinic will take place on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lipsey Veterinary Clinic located at the SPCA’s main shelter at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca.
No appointments are needed for the clinic. However, cats must be in a proper cat carrier (no totes or cardboard boxes).