In an effort to raise awareness and protect pets in the community against Canine Distemper and Parvo Virus, Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department offers low cost DHPP vaccines daily at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74 St. in Medley.
Too few dogs and puppies are vaccinated against Distemper and Parvo in the community. Infectious diseases are a serious problem in the county and not just a shelter problem. Unfortunately, pets infected with Distemper or Parvo enter the shelter population weekly and that is why pet owners are encouraged to see their veterinarians for regular vaccinations and preventive care or come to the shelter for core vaccinations, such as rabies and DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza).
Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department offers low cost ($5) Distemper/Parvo vaccination for dogs over 8 weeks of age. Canine Distemper and Parvo Virus can be fatal in unvaccinated puppies and dogs. These viruses are becoming more dangerous in the community and vaccination is essential. Miami- Dade Animal Services recommends all pet owners to regularly vaccinate, identify and sterilize their pets. Other services provided at the shelter are rabies vaccination, microchipping, pet adoptions and sale of dog license tags.
For additional information and services, please visit www.miamidade.gov/animals.
Each year, Animal Services receives more than 30,000 pets. It is the goal to find loving homes for the shelter pets and to reunite them with their families. To adopt a pet, become a foster parent or a volunteer, please visit <www.miamidade.gov/animals> or call 3-1-1.
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