KCAS offering free Parvo/Distemper vaccinations after Distemper outbreak

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Animal Services is offering free Parvo/Distemper vaccinations after a recent Distemper outbreak.

Fourteen dogs at the Kern County Animal Shelter tested positive for Distemper earlier this month. KCAS is asking anyone who has adopted a dog from KCAS in the last 30 days and is showing symptoms of illness to contact them for testing and supportive care.

Pet owners can bring their pet to the Kern County Animal Shelter on Fruitvale Avenue on Wednesday, September 19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to receive a free vaccine. The shelter will also be offering the vaccine on Wednesday, September 26. The vaccine is available for both county and city residents.

Distemper is a highly contagious, and potentially deadly, virus. There is no cure, however it can be prevented through vaccination. Symptoms of the disease include runny nose, watery eyes, fever, lethargy, and neurological symptoms like twitching.

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