Broward County hosts ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion clinic for dogs and cats

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

FT. LAUD­ERDALE, Fla. – Pet own­ers with dogs or cats that have not re­ceived ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion and have not been reg­is­tered with the county can be fined $300 for each in­frac­tion. To help res­i­dents avoid those ex­penses, the An­i­mal Care and Adop­tion Divi­sion will host a neigh­bor­hood Ra­bies Clinic for dogs and cats on Satur­day, April 7th, from 9AM to 2PM, at Delevoe Park, 2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Laud­erdale, 33311.

This year, FREE mi­crochips will be avail­able with the pur­chase of a ra­bies vac­cine and Broward County Ra­bies Regis­tra­tion Li­cense tag. The mi­crochips are funded by a grant pro­vided by PetS­mart Char­i­ties® to help pro­tect pets and in­crease their chances of get­ting back home if they be­come lost.

At the Clinic, dogs and cats will re­ceive a one-year ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion and the Broward County Ra­bies Regis­tra­tion Li­cense tag. Cost will be:

$25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered (ster­il­ized) $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered (not ster­il­ized)

Mi­crochips, with free regis­tra­tion, will be ad­min­is­tered at no cost. Proof of ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion and regis­tra­tion will be re­quired for pet own­ers whose pets have al­ready re­ceived a ra­bies vac­cine and County li­cense tag and wish to get their pet mi­crochipped. A mi­crochip is a per­ma­nent form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion which can be scanned by a vet­eri­nar­ian or an­i­mal shel­ter if a pet is lost so it can be re­turned to its owner.

Debit/credit cards will be the only forms of pay­ment ac­cepted. Cards in­clude Visa, Master­Card, Amer­i­can Ex­press and Dis­cover.

This pro­gram is for Broward County res­i­dents only. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in car­ri­ers.

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