Press Release For COJR 3422

Barbara Horning      415-680-4438



SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Constantly changing weather has been a burden on North Jersey dog owners. Veterinarians have been seeing a spike in Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease carried by small mammals that can be deadly to canines.

The New Jersey Animal Welfare Association is offering designated weekend times for your busy schedule. Vaccines will be given at AWA locations near you, every Saturday. Other vaccines will be offered as well but, however, Leptospirosis vaccine will cost 16 dollars.


The AWA says there are a few things to help stop the spread of Leptospirosis. Being vigilant during a walk and staying away from usual dog routes or parks will help as the disease mostly spreads through urine. Keeping dogs on a leash during these months of confusing weather will protect your canine.


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Angela Wise from the Camden Vet on Wheels says “Leptospirosis is very dangerous for canines and owners alike. We have seen five canine deaths this season, which is unusually large. I suggest double checking your furry friends paperwork to stay up-to-date on all vaccines.” Angela Wise will be working for Vet on Wheels in Camden New Jersey on March 22.

If you wish to learn more about the vaccines offered or designated vaccine days, please go to Be apart of the conversation by using #LeptospirosisNomore on social media platforms.

For press or media inquiries, please contact Barbara Horning at (415) 680-4438 or email  Twitter: @Barbarahorning7


About The Animal Welfare Association

Animal Welfare Association (AWA),  a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization, operates the oldest and largest low-cost spay/neuter clinic, adoption center and no-kill animal shelter in South Jersey. We do not receive funds from the government or national groups. We rely upon local donations to fund our life-saving programs. Through a variety of innovative programs including adoptions, veterinary services, pet therapy, trap-neuter-return and humane education, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. For more information, visit

Relevant Links: 

AWA Facebook Page

AWA Instagram Account


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