Vaccinations save lives

Apr 09, 2018

Camden — Did you know that less than 55 percent of cat owners vaccinate their cats annually? According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, vaccinating your pets annually can protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet’s overall quality of life. By vaccinating your pet you will be preventing future illness and likely avoiding very costly treatments for diseases that vaccinations prevent. Also, through vaccinating your pets, you eliminate the risk of transferring a disease, not only from pet to pet but, in some cases, from pet to human. Some diseases, like rabies and distemper, can affect your unvaccinated pet -- and should your pet contract one of these two diseases the outcome is deadly. You may not know this, but it is the law in Maine that all dogs and cats, yes cats -- including indoor-only cats -- are vaccinated for rabies annually. Let’s face it, not only is it required by Maine law to vaccinate your cats and dogs, vaccinations can also save the lives of our beloved pets.

At P.A.W.S., before any animal is adopted, they receive all of their annual vaccinations, are treated with flea and tick control, and they are spayed or neutered. So, when you bring home a P.A.W.S. pet, you know this pet is fully protected and ready to take on the world. If you would like to see who is available for adoption please come by the shelter, located at 123 John Street in Camden or visit our website at



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