DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan Humane Society will be hosting one of the largest pet vaccination events in its history on April 21st. Vaccinations against distemper, parvovirus, rabies and other deadly diseases will be available for free at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit.

“Regular Vaccinations are vitally important to help protect pets from preventable diseases,” said MHS President and CEO Cal Morgan. In total, up to 2,000 dogs and cats will be able to be treated.

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According to Morgan, pets often fall by the wayside when families are experiencing hard times. “Pets are often the forgotten victims when families are struggling just to make ends meet,” he said.

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The free pet vaccination clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Second Ebenezer Church. Services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis to the first 2,000 pets in line.

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For more information, visit http://www.michiganhumane.org