Dogs and cats can receive free rabies vaccines and a microchip later this month.
Fur Babies Adoptions and Rescue will be hosting a Pet Welfare Clinic from 10 am to 2 pm on January 22 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. No appointment required. All animals must be kept on a lead or in cages.
âSo many people can’t afford the vaccines, or they don’t realize how many vaccines their dogs need,â said Delsie Lewis, executive director of Fur Babies. “We’re going to give them a brochure to track their dog or cat’s medical history and show them how many vaccines they should get. They aren’t fully vaccinated until they’ve received four puppy vaccines.”
Lewis said a local donor is paying for the pet vaccination and the TTCU in Tulsa is providing the microchips for the pets.
âThe more we can chip on them, the more safely we can get them home if they get lost,â Lewis said. “It makes pets healthier and makes it easier for their owners.”
Fur Babies plans around 200 vaccinations.
Fort Gibson animal control officer Chris Brassfield, who volunteers at clinics, said vaccinations are being rolled out at stations.
“We would weigh them, then they would go to the first vet and maybe they would get a 5 in 1 and be dewormed,” Brassfield said, explaining that the 5 in 1 vaccine would include distemper and parvo.
“The dogs and cats would go to the next station and get the rabies vaccine,” he said. “Further down, another vet is reportedly doing a microchip.”
Brassfield said the animal would receive a rabies tag and the owner would receive a vaccination record.
âIt’s an amazing thing,â he said of the free clinic. “On the one hand, it’s a free service. Not everyone will be able to go to a vet and spend $ 40 for an office visit. The other shots, you can go to any vet and pay. $ 50 to $ 60. So basically it’s offering a free service to the public to get your pets vaccinated. It’s a big deal because it stops rabies in its tracks. And it’s good for puppies too. because they are getting their first shots. Then have a record of that for their next shot. ”
If you are going to
WHAT: Free pet vaccination and microchip.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 22.
O: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King St.