The Charleston Animal Society (CAS) will host Vax-a-Palooza on February 18, setting a Guinness World Record for most vaccine pledges in 24 hours, with a target of 2,000 pledges.
The event will be held from 9am to 5pm at the North Charleston Coliseum, and attendees will receive two free vaccines and one microchip for dogs and cats.
CAS President and CEO Joe Elmore said:
The city of Brownsville, Texas has set a world record with 1,867 pledges in 2022. CAS hopes to exceed this by achieving at least 2,000 plagues.
“This is not for the Charleston Animal Society, it’s for our community,” Elmore said. charleston city paper.
Sign up for your animal at CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/Shots. All dogs and cats receive a free $150 service that includes microchips, rabies vaccinations and combination vaccines to prevent dog and cat diseases. Even if you can’t attend the event, you can vaccinate your animals and pledge to help CAS reach its goals.
“We want people to bring their animals to our events and have the opportunity to understand the importance of regular veterinary care and regular vaccinations,” Elmore said.. “The big problem with microchipped animals is that the information is out of date, so you can also check to see if the microchip has been updated.”
Vax-a-Palooza is looking for licensed veterinarians to volunteer shifts. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abigail Apelton, Chief Project Officer of the Charleston Animal Society, said: “This is an opportunity to bring in new customers. , this is an opportunity for veterinarians to make connections with people.”
Elmore said the vaccine initiative came out of an effort to educate people about pet safety and hurricane preparedness.
“If [Charleston has] Mass evacuations are taking place and places unfamiliar with pet shelters are starting to open up across our state.The first thing they want is vaccination records,” he said. “There are a lot of places that are most likely to keep people away if their vaccination records aren’t updated. We plan to provide each person with an emergency pet grab-and-go bag so that they can carry essential items that their pets need.”
The Charleston Animal Society has partnered with Berkeley County Animal Center, Dorchester Pause, City of North Charleston, Colleton County Animal Services, Best Friends Animal Society, 24 Petwatch, and the Massachusetts Preventive Society for Animal Cruelty Prevention to help 50 people. We are recruiting veterinarians. Also over 100 support staff members serving at Vax-a-Palooza.
“It’s the first time we’ve all come together for an event of this magnitude,” said Appleton. “We want to vaccinate as many pets as possible to prepare for the hurricane and improve overall pet health levels in our community. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved.”
keep calm.support city paper.
city paper has been bringing the best news, food, art, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our ongoing efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation, or become a member of the City Paper Club.