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HSSA hosts free mobile vaccination clinic for dogs this weekend

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is offering a free mobile vaccination clinic for dogs this weekend to help fight Canine Distemper, which officials call a highly contagious and deadly virus.  

Veterinarians from local pet clinics and vet centers will volunteer their time for the event on Saturday, July 12, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the HSSA at 635 W. Roger Road, west of Oracle. 

Samantha Esquivel with the HSSA said DAPP vaccinations are free; dogs can also get a rabies vaccination for $13 and microchip for $15 with cash only.

Tents will be set up and water bowls will be provided to the dogs. Free Eegee’s slushies will keep humans cool. 

The HSSA said its low-cost vaccination clinics will continue to offer free DAPP vaccinations throughout July at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Esquivel said Canine Distemper affects a dog’s respiratory, gastrointestinal and central nervous system that can only be prevented with up-to-date vaccinations. Puppies need an initial shot followed by several boosters, and the HSSA recommends adult dogs get a DAPP shot once a year.

Those looking to adopt will find the HSSA has a discounted adoption fee of $50 for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens throughout July.

For more information, visit http://www.hssaz.org or call (520) 321-3704.

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