SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
The deadly canine Parvovirus affecting dogs is spreading in the Springfield area.
Now local groups are working to stop the spread by offering free vaccines.
Dozens of area dogs have been infected by the virus.
That's why the Dakin Humane Society and Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control are teaming up together to provide free vaccinations for your dogs.
There is no cure for the disease but officials say it can be prevented through the vaccinations.
"Parvovirus has become an epidemic in some of our neighborhoods in the city of Springfield and that means the dogs are getting very sick and dying from a disease that is easily preventable by vaccine," said Leslie Harris, executive director of Dakin Humane Society.
Details on the free vaccines:
- Saturday, Aug. 30 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 233 Allen Street
- Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., 1300 Liberty Street
- Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 5 Catherine Street
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