Pasco Animal Services Offering Low-Cost Rabies Shots, Microchipping
The event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) or until the vaccines and microchips are gone.
PASCO COUNTY – This county’s Animal Services Division will be offering $5 rabies vaccines and $15 microchips for pets on Saturday (Feb. 13). The event is designed to provide an inexpensive option to help keep cats and dogs up to date with their rabies vaccines and to help bring wandering pets back home. Dr. William Smith, the shelter’s veterinarian, will administer both the vaccine and the microchip to the first 300 pets. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. (or until the vaccines and microchips are gone) at Pasco County Animal Services, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes.
PCAS’ goal is to encourage more pet owners to vaccinate their cats and dogs against rabies, a potentially deadly disease. Rabies is a preventable viral disease, generally transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. A vast majority of cases do occur in wild animals, but rabies can be passed on to unvaccinated pets and people. Pet owners who take advantage of the low cost rabies vaccines will be required to purchase a county dog license for $10 for an altered pet and $35 for an unaltered pet. The licenses are required and can only be issued if the pet is up to date on their rabies vaccination.
PCAS is also offering low cost microchipping during the event for only $15 per pet. Licensing and microchipping is a good way for responsible pet owners to increase the likelihood that their beloved cat or dog will be returned home should they become lost and end up at the shelter. To find out more about this event, call (813) 929-1212 or go to pascocountyfl.net.
Pasco County Animal Services is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes. Hours are noon to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
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