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Pets for Life FREE Vaccine Clinic is April 27, 2013

Wisconsin Humane Society Hosting Free Pet Vaccine Clinic 200-300 animals to receive free rabies, parvo/distemper shots

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is hosting a free vaccine clinic Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for residents of an especially low-income area of Milwaukee. 

Free rabies and distemper/parvo shots will be provided for dogs and cats from the 53206 zip code at Franklin Square Playground, on Teutonia between Clarke Street and Center Street.  WHS expects a turnout of 200-300 animals.  

  • What Free Pet Vaccine Clinic for residents of 53206
  • Where Franklin Square Playground, on Teutonia between Clarke Street and Center Street (map below)
  • When Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Why The 53206 zip code has one of the highest poverty rates in Milwaukee, a high rate of stray and impounded animals, and not a single veterinary clinic in the entire zip code.

WHS advocacy manager Jill Kline, outreach specialist Lisa Michel-Weis and a core of dedicated volunteers have been pounding the pavement, for weeks, handing out 6,000 flyers to spread the news about the clinic.  The vaccine clinic is part of a new program, “Pets for Life,” a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities®.

During the first year, Pets for Life will offer nearly 400 free spay/neuter surgeries to households in 53206, a zip code with one of the highest poverty rates in Milwaukee, a high rate of stray and impounded animals, and not a single veterinary clinic in the entire zip code.

In addition to free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccination, the program also provides leashes, food and collars. The goal of Pets for Life is to improve the quality of life for the community by extending the reach of animal services, resources, and information to under-served areas. Only residents who live in the 53206 qualify for the program.


  • Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6213
  • aspeed@wihumane.org
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