People brought about 100 dogs and cats to a low-cost vaccination clinic Saturday at the McCracken County Humane Society.
Local 6 met with people and pets from across Western Kentucky who came to the event.
Cars lined up outside the shelter in a long line. Volunteers and staff collected each dog or cat from their owner’s car and brought them inside for vaccines and packages which included Parvo/Distemper, Bordetella/Kennel Cough and Rabies. The microchip was also available.
“Love to see it,” said general manager Traci Phelps. “I think because of how cheap it is and things are so expensive right now, people can’t take care of animals either. That’s one of the things I love about it. , it’s the fact that we can do it and if we can reduce the cost of vaccines and things for the public, it could be the difference between them giving up the animal or being able to keep it at home them.”
“It keeps them healthy and protects them from all the environmental bacteria and viruses that are going around,” said veterinarian Dr. Niki Henderson.
In addition to the vaccination clinic, the McCracken County Humane Society also held a huge garage sale to raise money for the shelter.
“It helps us pay for everything from food to toys,” Phelps said. “These donations are so important.”
Phelps says the overall mission for the day is to love pets, protect them like family, and find the rest of the forever homes.
“We have so many wonderful animals just waiting to go home,” Phelps said.
Phelps says they plan to hold another vaccination clinic in the fall and are also discussing another garage sale to raise money for the shelter.
To learn more about the shelter, click here.
Click here to see adoptable animals.
You can also check out the McCracken County Humane Society on Facebook.