Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Virbac supports our parvo patrol

Parvovirus is a deadly disease that can be easily combated through vaccinations. However for some people, the cost of those vaccinations are simply out of reach. 

Throughout 2013, RSPCA NSW offered either free or subsidised vaccinations to pensioners and low income earners in the Hunter region, an area where parvo is especially prevalent. Almost all of the dogs we saw over the year either had never had a vaccine or had only had one of the three puppy vaccines.  We also opened our doors to local rescue groups for free vaccinations. 

Since our efforts Disease Watchdog (an independent body that monitors vet cases) has reported that parvo cases in Muswellbrook have been significantly lower in comparison to the previous year. With Virbac's support, we were able to vaccinate over 700 dogs who would otherwise have not been given protection against the deadly parvovirus. Virbac donated over $30,000 worth of flea treatment and parvo vaccines, which were used for our drive in the Hunter, and also in our Sydney and Broken Hill clinics. Thanks Virbac!

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