Community Immunity

LFACC is committed to the health and happiness of every animal in our community. With nearly 7,000 animals coming through our shelter doors each year, and with such high numbers of animals looking to us for help, preventing illness is critical! We are proud of the care and treatment standards we have in place, providing a wide array of vaccinations upon intake of stray or owner relinquished dogs and cats. In addition to vaccinating animals in our care, we offer $5 rabies vaccinations to the public as part of the city’s licensing program. Rabies vaccinations are offered for dogs, cats, and ferrets Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (dogs and cats residing in Fayette County must have a current license).

LFACC is doing our part in helping to keep the community’s animals healthy through preventative vaccinations, but it takes everyone’s input to create “community immunity,” which is key in preventing outbreaks.

Two contagious diseases LFACC vaccinates for immediately upon intake of stray and owner relinquished pets:

  • Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) or “dog flu,” is a relatively new disease which can spread easily, especially in a kennel environment.
  • Distemper is a disease that has been around for a long time, but it is seeing a resurgence due to unvaccinated animals in the community and increased numbers of infected wildlife.

It takes all of us working together to build COMMUNITY IMMUNITY by vaccinating on schedule. Contact your vet and make sure you are keeping your pet up-to-date on all important vaccinations.

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