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Fort Wayne non-profit provides free vaccines for cats and dogs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A Fort Wayne non-profit hosted a free vaccine clinic for cats and dogs.

H.O.P.E for Animals partnered with Avangrid Renewables to host their 2nd Annual Free Vaccine Clinic on Saturday.

“I love doing these because I love seeing all of the people willing to wait in the cold, willing to wait in those lines to be able to make sure their pets are taken care of,” said Tyna Reiter, Community Outreach Coordinator of H.O.P.E. for Animals.

Officials with Avangrid Renewables said they’ve donated 250 vaccines so that owners who have cats and dogs can vaccinate their pets for free.

“They’re all members of everybody’s families, and not everybody can afford to care for them the way they need to, so we see there is a need, and we love to help the best we can,” said Neil Voje, General Manager at Avangrid Renewables.

Officials with H.O.P.E. for Animals said the vaccines include rabies vaccine, and distemper combo vaccine. Officials said rabies vaccine is required by law and the distemper combo vaccine is highly encouraged.

The vaccines were limited to four pets per household. The service provided was on a first come, first served basis.

“Everybody here is grateful for it,” said Carolyn Swinford, a dog owner. “I could almost come to tears of how grateful I am for this, because my dogs mean everything to me.”

The event was located at H.O.P.E. for Animals at 1333 Maycrest Drive in Fort Wayne.

The clinic started at 9 A.M. and ended at 1.P.M.

Officials with H.O.P.E. for Animals said all of the 250 vaccine shots were provided.

To learn more about H.O.P.E. for Animals, please click here.

For more information about Avangrid Renewables, please click here.

Louie Tran

Louie Tran is a multimedia journalist for WPTA.

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