This dog was one of many pets who received free vaccinations Saturday at Hattiesburg's Spay/Neuter Clinic.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A Hattiesburg animal clinic and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have teamed up to help dozens of low-income families vaccinate their pets. Saturday, free basic vaccinations were provided to dogs and cats from qualified families at the Spay/Neuter Clinic.
The vaccinations, including rabies shots, were paid for by a $5,000 grant from the A.S.P.C.A.
"Sometimes, it's just not financially feasible for (pet owners) to take (pets) to a regular veterinary clinic and so that's why we are more than happy to be able to provide this service this weekend," said Angela Smith, manager of the Spay/Neuter Clinic.
"It's awesome, especially for everybody that has a hard time making ends meet in the first place, to be able to take care of their animals the way that they want to, it's wonderful," said Shannon Moore, a pet owner from Hattiesburg who had several dogs vaccinated.
"Everything is so hard, money wise and we've got so many dogs...we wanted our dogs to be safe, at least from the rabies," said Beverly Trimble, another pet owner from Purvis.
The Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide one more round of free vaccinations next Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.