Hickory – Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC) will provide free vaccinations for area pets. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love’s new national vaccination initiative, which is providing 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including HSCC, for family pets in need.

Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are some of the most prevalent deadly diseases impacting pets that are preventable with a simple vaccine. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian annually for preventative care. To address this critical need, HSCC and Petco Love are partnering to make pet vaccines free and accessible in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets.

Humane Society of Catawba County aims to vaccinate 1,650 pets through this effort. Vaccines will be available at HSCC’s regularly scheduled drive-through vaccine clinics, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drive-ups are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Vaccines will also be available in conjunction with spay/neuter surgeries. Please call 828-464-8878 to make an appointment or with any questions. HSCC is located at 3224 20th Ave SE, Hickory.

Vaccines distributed through the Petco Love initiative will be the DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines.

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” said Jane Bowers, Executive Director at HSCC. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

“It is heartbreaking when any pet suffers or dies from a disease that could have been prevented. It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets come into busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread quickly, resulting in multiple deaths, skyrocketing expenses, and hindering saving pet lives,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By creating greater awareness and making this crucial preventative care more accessible to pets not currently receiving these lifesaving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of disease.”

Other vaccines and services available at HSCC include:

  • Rabies- 1 year $10
  • Rabies- 3 year $15
  • Bordetella/Kennel Cough $15
  • Feline Leukemia $15
  • Test (Heartworm) $25
  • Test (Felv/FIV) $30
  • Microchip $25
  • Nail Trim $10
  • Dewormer $5-$15 (weight dependent)
  • Feline Female Spay $90
  • Feline Male Neuter $45
  • Canine Female Spay $110-$165 (weight dependent)
  • Canine Male Neuter $95-$155 (weight dependent)

For more information, contact HSCC at 828-464-8878, or www.catawbahumane.org. To learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact, visit PetcoLove.org.

About Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC)

The mission of HSCC is to promote animal welfare in our community by providing shelter and compassionate care to homeless companion animals while leading our region in low-cost spay/neuter initiatives, education on the humane treatment of animals, and adoption services.

Our vision for the future is that no adoptable animal will be euthanized in Catawba County, and overpopulation, cruelty and inhumane treatment of animals will cease to exist.

Our beautiful facility features the Pat Anderson Center for Animal Adoption and Humane Education Center as well as Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic. Visit www.catawbahumane.org for more information. HSCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.