The Clay County Humane Shelter Vaccination Clinic will be at the Brazil National Guard Armory on Saturday May 7 and 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cats and dogs brought into the armory for the clinic need to be restrained by a leash or in a pet carrier to insure safety for everyone. The cost per shot is $7.
"Pets are an integral part of many families," said Clay County Humane Society Board President Bill Bell, citing it as the main reason for bringing cats and dogs to the Clay County Humane Shelter Vaccination Clinic at the Brazil Armory this May. "It's preventative health care for one of the most important members of your family."
The event will provide vaccinations to protect pets from the most troublesome illnesses that concern many pet owners for the same price as last year, $7 per shot.
"Dr. Marvin Shew from Seelyville will be the attending veterinarian for the first clinic on Saturday, May 7," Bell said. The event is completely done by volunteers. "Dr. Rick Rodgers, of Brazil, will be the veterinarian for the Saturday, May 14 clinic."
The vaccine for Bordatella (kennel cough), rabies and lyme disease will be available for both dogs and cats. Cats can receive additional shots for feline leukemia and the 3-in-1 shot for distemper, calici and panleukopenia. Dogs can also receive the additional 5-in-1 shot for distemper, adenovirus type 2, coronavirus, parainfluenza and parvovirus.
"We will have plenty of volunteers on hand to help handle the animals while checking their health and age before the vaccinations," Bell said. "To insure the safety of everyone attending, we do ask that pets be restrained by a leash or placed in pet carriers before arriving."