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Hundreds of dogs receive parvo vaccine for free

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Hundreds of dogs and their owners came out to the U.S. Army Reserve Base on Saturday morning to receive a free vaccination to prevent disease.

With a recent outbreak of parvo in the area, Second Chance Animal Shelter took to action by holding a vaccination clinic.

The vaccine was given to the first 500 dogs, with rabies vaccines available at an additional cost.

"Parvo is a deadly disease," said Sheryl Blancato, executive director of Second Chance. "You can bring it in simply by walking where there's been parvo and bring it in on your shoes, so it's very important to get vaccinated. We want to get these animals vaccinated to help prevent the spread of disease and it's also important if they have puppies that it is a three-shot series spaced three to four weeks apart."

Second Chance has helped communities all over the state with vaccination services to help prevent the spread of diseases.

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