What vaccines will I be giving my pet?

Cats are given a 3-way FVRCP combo vaccine including vaccines against:
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis
  • Calicivirus
  • Panleukopenia
A vaccine against Feline Leukemia (FelV) is often recommended by veterinary professionals for cats with any exposure to the outdoors. Talk with your veterinarian about preventing this terminal ‘outdoor-cat’ disease.

Dogs are given a 4-way DA2PPv combo vaccine including vaccines against:
  • Distemper
  • Adrenovius
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus

Will my pet receive a rabies vaccine?

No, Shots For Spays does not offer rabies vaccines. Consult a veterinarian, animal shelter, or local vaccine clinic for rabies vaccinations and dog licensing.

But my animal is too young to be fixed!

Puppies and kittens can be safely spayed or neutered as early as 8 to 10 weeks of age. We will work with you and your vet to determine a safe and appropriate age for your pet to be fixed.

My animal is already fixed; can I still get free vaccines?

Due to limited financial resources, vaccines are reserved for pets that have never received vaccines. For information on low cost vaccine clinics for boosters, please visit our “Other Low Cost Resources” section.

What if I don’t manage to get my animal fixed by the 3-week booster date?

Shots For Spays will not complete the vaccine series until your pet has been fixed. There are no exceptions. Our representatives are required to visually confirm that your animal has been spayed/neutered before providing any boosters. Since timely boosters are important for adequate virus protection, please contact us for assistance if you are unable to get your pet fixed within the specified timeframe.

I have a whole litter, how does that work?

To receive Shots For Spays services for a litter of puppies or kittens, the following conditions apply:
  1. Every cat and dog in your home must be fixed by the final vaccine, including both parents.
  2. Every puppy or kitten in your care must be fixed prior to any adoptions; this responsibility is not to be left to the adopters.

I have other animals which I'm not sure I want to have fixed.

To participate in the Shots For Spays vaccine program, all cats and dogs in your household must be spayed/neutered during the vaccine series. Exemptions may be made for old or sick animals (by vet recommendation).

How are my donations spent?

All donations are spent on vaccines and supplies, as well as gas reimbursement for our volunteers. All Shots For Spays members contribute their own time and resources to this endeavor.

Will a vet come to my house?

Our volunteers are trained veterinary assistants working under a veterinarian consult, however we are not licensed veterinarians. We are happy to assist you administering vaccines to your pets, however for any veterinary treatment, advice or diagnoses please consult your veterinarian.
The above information is not meant to advise, diagnose, or suggest any course of treatment for your pet other than to consult your veterinarian about routine preventative care. Shots For Spays does not engage in the practice of veterinary medicine. We will not diagnose or treat any animal-related ailment, nor do we prescribe or advise on treatment or veterinary care. For questions, concerns and/or advice on your pet’s health or medical care, please consult your veterinarian.