WASHINGTON - Shelter workers were heartbroken this week when they had to euthanize up to 80 cats after a deadly virus, which cats are normally vaccinated for, was detected in a Fairfax County shelter.
The virus, thought to be a virulent strain of Calicvirus, was introduced to the shelter by cats brought in from a hoarder.
For just $10, the Washington Humane Society offers vaccines for cats and dogs, and they stress the Feline Distemper Vaccine (FVRCP) can protect against the deadly calicivrius.
The Washington Humane Society's walk-in clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will start offering Saturday services beginning on July 16.
The clinic is located at 1001 L St., SE, Washington, D.C. You can find more information at their website or by calling 202 882 5837.
The clinic also offers flea and tick treatment, dewormer and micro-chipping services.
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