The Richmond SPCA is hosting an Affordable Rabies Clinic, which is open to dogs and cats belonging to the public, this Saturday, June 4 between 2 and 4 p.m. at our Robins-Starr Humane Center. The cost per vaccine is $10, payable by cash only.
The clinic will be a drive-up format and will occur in the Richmond SPCA’s side-front parking lot. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and to provide instruction. Pets and their guardians should remain in their vehicles with the air conditioning running.
Registration paperwork will be provided at the time of vaccination, and it will be processed by Richmond SPCA staff once a licensed veterinary professional has administered the vaccination. Only healthy, non-pregnant animals over the age of 12 weeks will be vaccinated. Pets and their guardians may leave the designated vaccination area as soon as the pet has been vaccinated and paperwork has been completed. A rabies tag and certificate for proof of rabies vaccination will be provided.
About the rabies virus: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.
All dogs or cats 4 months of age or older must have proof of rabies vaccination. Initial rabies vaccinations protect a pet for 12 months. Subsequent rabies vaccinations are good for up to three years. For more details or information about the Richmond SPCA’s affordable rabies clinic this Saturday, please email email@example.com, call 804-521-1302 or visit www.richmondspca.org.
A representative from Richmond Animal Care and Control will also be on hand selling dog and cat licenses for residents of the City of Richmond who wish to purchase them.
If your pet is already current on his or her rabies vaccination, but he or she is not yet microchipped, join us Monday, July 11 from 4 to 7 pm at our Robins-Starr Humane Center for a Low-Cost Microchip Clinic. All microchips, which include initial registration in the national 24PetWatch database, will be $20. To pre-register online, please visit www.richmondspca.org. Thank you for protecting your pets!
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