Care For A Pet
Exam and vaccines
Animals awaiting adoption at our shelter are often former strays who’ve never had proper medical care. What’s one way to help ensure that a pet remains healthy in his new home when he gets adopted? Preventive medicine! Vaccines offer protection against a variety of illnesses, from distemper and parvovirus in dogs to panleukopenia and rhinotracheitis in cats. And if left untreated, common problems like flea infestation and worms can seriously weaken an animal’s immune system.
To ensure that each animal who gets adopted has the best possible chance of remaining healthy and happy in his or her new home, ASPCA veterinarians offer specialized care and treatment for all of the animals in our shelter. Our medical staff tests each animal for a variety of illnesses—to protect their health, as well as the health of all the animals in our shelter. Adoptable animals also receive all required vaccinations. Your gift will provide veterinary care for a dog or cat awaiting adoption in our shelter. When that animal finds his forever home, he’ll already have the foundation of good health. Thanks for making that glorious beginning happen!