MEDIA ALERT: June 1, 2017
Media Contact: Cara MacVane
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League offers Vaccination for Canine Influenza
WHAT? Vaccination for Canine Influenza (dog flu) - Now offered at the Peggy Adams Wellness Clinic
WHEN? Starting June 3, 2017
Monday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM
(Clinic staff breaks for lunch between 12:30PM-1:30PM)
Sunday - Clinic Closed
Walk-In, No Appointment Necessary
COST? $25.00 (includes an initial vaccine and a necessary booster shot two weeks later)
WHO? Owned dogs
WHY? Last week, there was a confirmed case of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in Central Florida. In response, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s Walk-In Wellness Clinic will be offering a vaccine to owned dogs. Canine Influenza (dog flu) is a highly contagious infection caused by the Influenza A virus. The causative CIV strains have been identified as H3N8 and H3N2.
How CIV is Spread: CIV is spread via respiratory secretions (coughing, barking, and sneezing) and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food, water bowls, leashes, and collars). Most of all, CIV is spread by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Risk is increased by exposing the dog to kennels, boarding facilities and dog parks.
The virus can remain alive and able to infect on the following: Surfaces for up to 48 hours; Clothing for 24 hours; Hands for 12 hours
Prevention/Control: Vaccination - Now offered at the Peggy Adams Wellness Clinic and Good Sanitation
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org.
The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925
Note: Rich Anderson, CEO/Executive Director of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League AND Dr. Beth Keser are available for interviews. Email us.