Hamiltonians who hold a Community Service Card are being offered discounted parvovirus vaccinations to help protect their furry friends this summer.
Hamilton City Council is hosting Dog Day Out at their Animal Education and Control Centre on Saturday 11 December from 10am to 2pm. The event gives dog owners the opportunity to take advantage of discounted prices on vaccinations for parvovirus and other vet services.
Council’s Animal Education and Control Manager Susan Stanford said summer brings an increased risk of parvovirus among dogs.
“Our team are seeing an increasing number of dogs infected with the virus and we want to do our part to help decrease the rates of Parvovirus on Hamilton’s streets.”
Parvovirus is a viral infection for dogs and is prevalent throughout New Zealand. The highly contagious and deadly Parvovirus can be contracted by simply taking your dog for a walk. This virus is easily prevented by keeping your dog up to date on their vaccinations.
“Dog Day Out allows for us to reduce the cost barrier preventing some dog owners from being able to get their pet everything they need. Let’s protect our furry friends and decrease the rates of parvovirus in our city.”
Alongside the parvovirus vaccinations, Community Service Card holders will be able to get their furry friends microchipped, book them in for desexing at a discounted cost and learn some helpful tips and tricks on dog training.
WHEN: Saturday 11 December 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Animal Education and Control: 217 Ellis Street, Frankton, Hamilton
Dog Day Out is a Hamilton City Council event sponsored in part by Rolly Canine, Vitapet, BlackHawk, Masterpet, DC Rescue Dogs.
This event is open to Hamilton residents who hold a Community Service Card only.
Masks will be required to be worn and please remember to sign in with the Covid Tracer app.