26th Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic April 2
Rabies vaccine, licenses available for dogs and cats
WILLIAMS - It's spring and time for the Williams Animal Action Group (WAAG) to hold its 26th Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic. It will be held noon-3 p.m. April 2 at the Williams Rodeo Barn, corner of Airport and Rodeo roads.
The Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board has yet to respond to WAAG's request to be permitted to offer the other yearly vaccines. So, like last year, only rabies shots will be available at the clinic. The vaccinations will cost $7. The yearly cat and dog distemper combination shots are available at feed stores and pet shops for owners to inject. Pet owners can also make an appointment with a veterinarian for examinations and vaccinations.
The city of Williams will be offering the yearly city dog licenses at the April 2 clinic. Costs are $10 for spayed or neutered dogs (bring proof of surgery for the girls) and $20 for fertile dogs. The city also has a license for cats that never expires.
The first rabies shot a cat or dog gets is only valid for one year. All subsequent shots are good for three years. Please check your rabies certificates to see when the most recent rabies shot expires. If your pet's last rabies vaccination was in 2008, it's due for another.
Last year, WAAG had three lines to fill out paperwork and it was a big success in speeding up the process. WAAG will do that again. Here is what you can do to help:
Leave your dog outside until the paperwork is completed.
Bring your old rabies certificates. They have most of the information WAAG needs.
Bring exact change.
WAAG volunteers are looking forward to yet another successful vaccination clinic. We'll see you and your furry animal companions on April 2, noon-3 p.m. at the Williams Rodeo Barn. For more information, call 635-2595.
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