The are a few changes in this year's Clay County Humane Shelter's Vaccination Clinic. First, it will be held at the Forest Park Pavilion; and second, the price per shot has gone up slightly.
"Due to new government restrictions about use of the Brazil National Guard Armory, we would not be allowed access to the inside of the building and would have to hold the clinic outside," Board President Bill Bell said.
"The heat coming off the pavement on the parking lot would have made for very hot afternoon. It would be miserable, and way too much (heat and stress) for the animals and the people attending," Shelter Director Rick Moore said. "Having it in the park is going to really turn out to be our best option."
The clinic provides vaccinations at an economical price for pet owners so they can protect their pets from the most troublesome illnesses.
"We hate that the price has gone up slightly this year," Bell said. "But, when you consider that having a pet vaccinated at a vet's office can cost as much as $20 a shot, we are still a little less then half the price of an office visit."
The cost per shot is $8.
Dogs can be vaccinated individually for Bordatella (kennel cough), rabies and Lyme disease. The 5-in-1 shot for distemper, adenovirus type 2, coronavirus, parainfluenza and parvovirus will also be available.
Vaccinations for feline leukemia, rabies and the 3-in-1 shot for distemper, calici and panleukopenia will be available for cats.
Dr. Marvin Shew, of Seelyville, will be the attending veterinarian for the first clinic on Saturday, May 13, while Dr. Rick Rodgers, of Brazil, will be the veterinarian for the clinic on Saturday, May 20. Both clinics will be at the Forest Park Pavilion from 1 - 4 p.m.
Event organizers request that all pets be restrained by a leash or in a pet carrier when brought to the clinic. This will insure the safety of everyone at the clinic.
For more information, please contact the Clay County Humane Society at 446-5126.