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HOPE to offer free pet vaccines

Statement as issued by HOPE for Animals in Fort Wayne:

Due to the overwhelming requests for help from underserved pet owners, HOPE for Animals will once again host a Free Vaccine Outreach Clinic on Saturday, October 20th at the Fort Wayne Urban League for those living in 46803 and 46806.

“We saw the huge response to last year’s event, with pet owners lining up early in the morning to wait for us to start the clinic” said Madeleine Laird, HOPE’s Executive Director “and we heard their heartbreaking stories of unemployment and financial hardship. We saw their love for their pets and we feel compelled to help them do the right thing for their animals.” Thanks to the ASPCA’s Safety Net program, HOPE will be providing onsite vaccinations for Canine Rabies, Parvo and Distemper and offering participants vouchers for free follow up booster shots and feline vaccinations.

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry will also be doing a food distribution during most of the event. The Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition will also be on-site.

Additionally thanks to The Ryan Newman Foundation’s Pit StoPP program (Sterilization to Protect Pitbulls) HOPE will be offering spay/neuter vouchers for $5.00 to pit bull owners with financial constraints. "H.O.P.E. for Animals is excited to be able to offer these much needed resources in order to better the lives of the companion animals in our city," states Megan Reynolds, Director of Clinic Operations. The event will be held at the Fort Wayne Urban League located at 2135 Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803, from 12:00pm to 3:30 pm. For more information call 260-420-SPAY (7729).

About H.O.P.E. for Animals H.O.P.E. for Animals is a 501c3 (tax exempt) nonprofit animal welfare group dedicated to eliminating the euthanasia of healthy adoptable cats and dogs. We follow the Humane Alliance model of high quality, low cost spay and neuter to reduce and eventually eliminate homeless animals, slated for death. We pursue that mission through education, spay/neuter/wellness, and rescue.

For additional information please visit our website at