The Madison County 4-H in cooperation with local veterinarians will hold a series of rabies vaccine clinics at 14 different locations Saturday, April 13.
One-year vaccines are offered for $10 and three-year shots are available for $15.
To receive a three-year vaccine, the animal must be current on a one-year vaccine and over 1 year old. Pet owners must bring proof of current vaccine in order to receive a three-year vaccine.
“Let’s protect the health of our dogs and cats, our families, and our neighbors by vaccinating or by keeping your precious pets vaccine up to date against this preventable disease,” said organizers. “It’s the law.”
Other vaccines may be available for pets by local veterinarians, such as canine distemper, feline distemper, leukemia, heart worm, tick and flea preventative, parvo.
“You will need to ask at the location you visit what is available,” organizers said. “Animals must be kept under control while at the clinic sites. Please keep all animals in vehicles. 4-H volunteers and vets will come to you!”
Upon arrival at the clinic site, 4-H and veterinary assistants will greet participants at their vehicle to complete the necessary paperwork and collect the payment prior to receiving the vaccines or treatments.
Paperwork includes owner’s name, address, phone number, animal name, species, predominant breed of animal, male or female, age, weight, and color.
“Be prepared to speed the process along since all information is required to be lawful for you and your precious pet,” organizers said. “Please tell the assistant if your pet may need to be muzzled before the veterinarian comes to you.”
Organizers said that some locations have a tendency to have more clients than others. “We want to thank you in advance for your patience while you wait for the veterinarians to arrive,” said organizers.
For more information, call the Madison County 4-H office at 795-2281.