HEALTH AND VACCINATION INFORMATION:

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The health of your pet is always critical, particularly during the initial transition time into your home. Often we receive animals from households in crisis and we may not know if they received proper preventative health care. Despite the health care and nurturing we provide, animals are exposed to more stress in the shelter than exists in the home environment. This stress can weaken an animal’s immune system, making their health more vulnerable.

As part of our adoption program, we are committed to helping ensure that your new pet is healthy upon adoption. We have not noticed any signs of disease in this animal unless noted in the medical record that was provided to you at the time of adoption. To ensure your pet’s ongoing health, we encourage you to select a veterinarian and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. At that time your veterinarian can determine any health issues that may have developed since adoption, or conditions that weren’t apparent during the animal’s stay at the Center.

While at the Maclean Animal Adoption Center, your pet received the following vaccines and/or treatments. Many animals receive more than what is listed below. This is just the basics that all animals receive. Please review your medical exam for other medical issues:

  • DA2PP: This vaccine, given to dogs upon intake, includes Canine Distemper (upper respiratory virus that can affect the central nervous system), Adenovirus 2, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Puppies and dogs may need additional doses administered by your veterinarian over a period of weeks or months to achieve maximum immunity from disease. Until these are completed, it is best to limit the exposure your pup has to other dogs. Many serious dog illnesses are spread by fecal material, so properly dispose of waste and avoid areas of elimination used by other dogs.
  • Rabies Vaccination: All of our dogs and cats who are old enough are vaccinated for rabies.
  • FVRCP: This vaccine, given to cats upon intake, includes Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (an upper respiratory infection caused by feline herpes virus), Calicivirus (another viral upper respiratory disease) and paneukopenia (also known as feline distemper or infectious feline enteritis). Cats and kittens may need additional doses administered by your veterinarian over a period of weeks or months to achieve maximum immunity from disease.
  • FIV/Feleuk Test
  • Bordetella: This vaccine, given to dogs upon intake, protects against what is commonly known as “kennel cough” in dogs. This is an upper respiratory illness easily spread where lots of dogs gather.
  • Deworming: A preventative dose of medicine to eliminate roundworms and hookworms was given to all cats and dogs. Continued treatment and other types of parasite control may be provided by your veterinarian.

All animals that leave the facility are:

  • Tested for FIV and Feleuk (Cats only)
  • Altered (If requested by adopter
  • Vaccinated

We offer micro-chipping for an additional $20 at adopter’s request.

If an adopting family wants to adopt a pet that is unaltered. They are required to put down a deposit.

  •  $100- cats
  •  $200- dogs

The deposit will be returned once we receive proof that the procedure was performed.

If an adopter chooses an animal that is unaltered, we offer to alter their animal at the facility for $100.

All animals are medically evaluated on intake. If the animal needs more medical attention than the basics, it will be charted in the animals medical records and on their exam sheet. If the animal is sent home with medication, it is the responsibility of the adopter to follow up with their veterinarian regarding the medical condition.

Please visit our Online Health Library and Online Behavior Library for additional resources.