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Adopt A Cat Day, Sat 11:30-2:30 GiveBIG, May 10th!

ADOPT A CAT DAY-SATURDAYS Every Saturday 11:30-2:30. Come in and meet our wonderful cats - every one of them needs a home to call their own. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call 389-1085 or email cats@vipp.org. Shelter Address: 12200 SW 243rd Street - off of Old Mill Rd. Dog adoptions are by appointment only, call 389-1085 or email dogs@vipp.org. VIPP's dogs are not housed at the cat shelter, but are in foster homes or boarded on Vashon. Click here to see the current dogs:
http://www.adoptapet.com/vipp

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SMILE.AMAZON.COM helps VIPP! ** Micro-chip your pet for $10Bucks!

USE SMILE.AMAZON.COM If you log into to Amazon.com using Smile.Amazon.com, you can choose Vashon Island Pet Protectors as your preferred non-profit and VIPP will receive .05% of your eligible smile purchases! It's easy!!!

Micro-Chip your pet for $10 now! For a limited time Fair Isle animal clinic and VIPP are running a great special. Get a mico-chip (normally $50) for $10 bucks! Keep your pet safe - it is the best way to be reunited with your pet if they are lost and that is so important, especially during an Island emergency. Call Fair Isle now 463-3607 for a voucher and to make an appointment.

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PARVO VIRUS on Vashon 10/26/2012

URGENT Parvo Warning - Lisabuela Park

VIPP would like users of Lisabuela park to be aware that multiple dogs that are now known to be infected with the Parvo virus were at the park this week. These dogs were not VIPP dogs - but belong to a family that we are now assisting with medical care.

Parvo is a highly contagious viral disease that can be fatal without prompt treatment. A dog becomes infected with Parvo after coming into contact with microscopic particles of the virus. The disease is transmitted by oral contact with infected feces or through indirect contact with areas or objects that have been contaminated - for example, infected dogs and their owners can track the virus across soil and grass, where it can survive for months. While Parvo is most common in puppies, dogs of all ages - particularly unvaccinated dogs - are at risk.

Dogs with the most common form of the illness suffer from an acute onset of lethargy, anorexia, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. The severity of clinical signs varies - but immediate veterinary attention is critical.

More detail on the illness can be found here http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm%2Fbc%2F23301.htm

Please use precaution. Puppies or dogs without up to date vaccinations should avoid the park for the near future and dog owners who have visited the park in the past week should closely monitor their dogs - with immediate veterinary care provided for any dog showing any sign of the illness.