Free vaccine clinics are one of LifeLine's ways to effectively reach under-served communities. Our goals are to provide low cost or free spay/neuter services and to increase access to pet-care education, veterinary resources, and related services. The communities we target typically lack information, resources, and services for companion animal health and welfare. The trust and goodwill generated by events like these go beyond the events themselves and set the stage for future opportunities to engage, spread awareness, and reach people and pets. A properly-targeted and advertised free vaccine clinic can significantly reduce animal suffering and cruelty, prevent shelter overpopulation, and promote veterinary care.
Healthy Pets Dekalb
Wade Walker Park
What We Provide
Our Healthy Pets DeKalb & Fulton events see an between 400 and 700 animals. We provide:
- FREE rabies vaccination for dogs and cats
- FREE canine distemper/parvo (for dogs) or feline distemper vaccine (for cats)
- FREE microchip
- Voucher for FREE spay or neuter surgery at our two LifeLine Spay & Neuter Clinics
- FREE pet supplies such as dry food, leashes, and collars
"Thank you for holding the Healthy Pets DeKalb event. I will be bringing my dog to be spayed the following Wednesday and I greatly appreciate your help!" - pet owner, Mona
One longtime volunteer says, "I was simply overwhelmed by the amount of gratitude coming from people who had stood in line for hours! I think I learned a little more about the character of pet owners; it is not simply the irresponsible public that is knowingly or willingly contributing to pet overpopulation. People love their pets and, given the resources, will do anything they can to take care of them. So many of these pets were strays taken off the street or rehomed from an overwhelmed neighbor who just ended up with another accidental litter. Many people did not even know what spay/neuter was but once they learned, they were eager to sign up!"