SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds of grateful western Massachusetts dog owners protected their pets Saturday from a contagious disease called parvovirus.
The Dakin Humane Society set up a makeshift clinic Saturday afternoon at Springfield’s parks and recreation facilities building on Allen Street.
The dogs’ owners expressed relief as they waited to have their pets receive the protective vaccine.
“It’s really awesome,” said Billie Williams of Springfield. “I’m very happy that they provided this service for us.”
Leslie Harris of the Dakin Humane Society said, “Parvovirus has been an epidemic in Springfield this summer. We’ve had more than fifty confirmed cases. Many dogs are getting sick and are dying.”
On September 13th, Dakin will have another parvovirus prevention clinic at 5 Catherine Street in the Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood.