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April 08, 2011

Prevent More Distemper!

(MIAMI, April 8, 2011) – In an effort to raise awareness and protect the pets in our community against Canine Distemper, Animal Services is hosting a 2nd Distemper Prevention Event on Sunday, April 10th, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74 Street, Miami, FL.
“Too few dogs and puppies are vaccinated against Distemper and Parvo in our community” said Dr. Sara Pizano, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services.  “Infectious diseases are a serious problem in our http://www.miamidade.gov/animals/County and not just a shelter problem.  After the shelter’s exposed population was adopted or rescued, new pets infected with Distemper or Parvo were brought to our shelter.   These animals had never been in our shelter before, confirming the severity of the problem and its extent. We encourage pet owners to see their veterinarians for regular vaccinations and preventive care.”  added Dr. Pizano. 
Veterinarians will provide low cost ($2) Distemper/Parvo vaccination to dogs over 2 months of age.  Canine Distemper and Parvo Virus can be fatal in unvaccinated puppies and dogs.  These viruses are becoming more dangerous in our community and vaccination is essential.  Animal Services recommends all pet owners to regularly vaccinate, identify and sterilize their pets.  A healthy pet is a happy pet.  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
WHAT:      2nd Distemper Prevention Day
 
WHO:        Miami-Dade Animal Services Department
 
WHEN:      Sunday, April 10th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
WHERE:    Miami-Dade Animal Services Shelter - 7401 NW 74 ST - Miami, FL 33166 
 
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Vaccinations are super important in order to maintain the health of your pet. This event is great for raising awareness!

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