Free wellness event for dogs, cats impacted by flooding

Free wellness event for dogs, cats impacted by flooding

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The victims of the flooding who walk on four legs will get some extra attention, thanks to the Southern University Ag Center.

A disaster relief wellness clinic for dogs and cats will be held on on Monday, Sept. 12 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Center's parking lot located on 181 B. A. Little Drive.

"The clinic, which will be operated by Renita Woods-Marshall, DVM, SU Ag Center; Gary Simon, SU Baton Rouge campus; SU Agricultural Science students and SU Alum Tyra Davis Brown, DVM, is being held to ensure the health of animals affected by the recent historic flood," officials said in a press release. "According to, more than 600 animals were rescued from the Louisiana flood waters."

According to the press release, the event will provide free physical exams, annual and rabies vaccines, information on flea and tick prevention, deworming and food samples. Microchip implants will also be available for a minimal cost.

This event is sponsored by the SU Ag Center, SU College of Agriculture, Hammond Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge, Merial, Zoetis, Ceva Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Virbac.

For additional information, contact the Southern University Ag Center at (225) 771-2242.

To find out how you can help various shelters and animal rescue groups that have been impacted by flooding, click here.

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