Pet owners in Irvington gathered on a sunny Saturday (June 5) to get their dogs vaccinated at a free clinic hosted by the Irvington Health Department, Township Officials and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.
According to St. Hubert's, dozens of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds received free rabies and distemper vaccinations at the event, held at Civic Square Park.
Pet parents also went home with vouchers for free spay or neuter services and free toys for their pups.
Overwhelmingly please with the effort, Irvington Township Mayor applauded all involved in the quest to keep dogs in the township healthy and vaccinated.
"So many pet lovers in our community don’t have the resources to make sure that they’re keeping members of their families healthy essentially," Mayor Tony Vauss said.
"Here in the township of Irvington, we care about our residents and all members of their family, which is why we are partnering with Saint Herbert’s vaccination clinic for dogs," Mayor Vauss continued.
This was St. Hubert’s first vaccination clinic since October 2019.
Officials said their vaccination clinics had to be put on hold during the pandemic. This was also the first such event St. Hubert's has held in Irvington, where the shelter now provides animal control services and community programs.
“It was wonderful working with the Irvington Health Department and Township officials,” said Sarah Sangree, St. Hubert’s Director of Community Engagement.
“We’re so excited to embark on this new partnership to serve the people and pets of Irvington.”
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center is located in Madison, NJ. For more information on St. Hubert’s community programs, visit sthuberts.org.