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Wed, May 27

Guest column: WAAG continues to offer vaccination clinic for 21 years

No fooling, April 1 will be the yearly pet vaccination clinic sponsored by the Williams Animal Action Group, the city of Williams and the Williams-Grand Canyon News. It will be held at the rodeo barn from noon until 3 p.m.

Dr. Karla Baker of the Coconino Veterinary Clinic will be on hand to vaccinate dogs for rabies at a charge of $6 per shot. Dogs must be four months of age or older to receive a rabies shot. The first one is protective for one year. Later boosters are protective for a period of three years. Look at your rabies vaccination certificate to see when your dog is due for its booster shot.

The city of Williams will have dog licenses available. Dogs that are altered, spayed or neutered, get a discounted fee of $10. Licenses for fertile dogs are $20. You must show proof of an active rabies vaccination to license your dog. Bring a copy of the rabies vaccination to license your dog. Bring a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate if your dog is not due for that shot this year. Also bring proof of spay or neutering.

WAAG volunteers will once again be provided discount yearly vaccinations for both cats and dogs. For dogs we have these shots at $5:

• Distemper/parvo 5-way ‹ canine distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus type 2, para-influenza and coronavirus.

• Bordella; also known as "kennel cough."

For cats WAAG will provide:

• $6 cat rabies vaccination.

• $10 CVR feleuk 4-way ‹ feline leukemia, calicivirus, rhinatracheitis, panleukopenia.

Remember, all pets must be healthy to receive a vaccination. Do not bring sick pets to this clinic. All dogs must be on leashes and we will have some to loan out. All cats must be in a pet carrier and we have them to loan out. Check in for those items at the front door.

This yearly event has always been a great time to see the amazing collection of cats and dogs in the area. Please take advantage of WAAG's low cost vaccination clinic to protect our pets from deadly, contagious diseases. April Fool's Day, April 1, from noon-3 p.m. at the Williams Rodeo Barn ‹ a healthy trick to play on your critter.

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