Oklahoma Humane Society hosts disaster preparedness event for pet owners

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — The Oklahoma Humane Society is hosting a disaster preparedness event with free vaccines, $15 microchips and more for pets on Saturday.

The event will take place March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Spay & Neuter Clinic near Penn. and SW 59th.

The event will include free DHPP and FVRCP vaccines provided by Petco Love, $15 microchips, as well as low-cost tests, preventatives and additional vaccines.

They will also be giving away free disaster preparedness bags for the first 150 pets to be microchipped.

Bags include items such as pop-up water bowls, leashes, health books, dog/cat treats, pet photo holders, and emergency stickers to show how many people are in trouble. pets in your home.

“As Oklahoma approaches spring storm season, we want to be proactive and encourage people to have a contingency plan that includes their pets,” said Dana McCrory, president and CEO of OK Humane. “A good place to start is making sure pets are up to date on vaccinations, and Petco Love has been so generous in providing vaccines for dogs and cats that we can administer to the public free of charge during this microchipping is another service we recommend, as it is one of the most helpful tools for reuniting owners and pets who are separated during disasters. We look forward to providing training and resources more about disaster planning for pets at this event, and hope people take advantage of the free, low-cost lifesaving services we offer.

An appointment must be made in advance through the OK Humane website.