Madison County 4-H in cooperation with local veterinarians will hold a series of rabies vaccination clinics at 14 locations Saturday, April 12.
The discount cost for the rabies vaccine at these clinics is $10 for a one-year vaccine or $15 for a three-year vaccine.
To receive a three-year vaccine, the animal must be current on a one-year vaccine and over 1-year old. Pet owners should 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,” organizers said. “It’s the law.”
Other vaccines may be available for pets by local veterinarians: canine distemper, feline distemper, leukemia, heart worm, tick and flea preventative and 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.”