May 28, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
The Animal Welfare League of Scioto County will host its last pet vaccination of the year this weekend at three locations in Scioto County.
Jackie Servidea, Secretary of the Animal Welfare League of Scioto County said this clinic is a great opportunity for area residents to get their pets vaccinations at a reduced rate.
“This is our 26th year hosting these clinics. When we first started out we just had a few locations, now were up to six locations,” Servidea said.
The next clinic and the last one this year will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Township Fire Station, 219 Beechwood Avenue, Lucasville, Minford Fire Station, St. Rt. 335, Minford, and Porter Township Fire Station, 676 Center Street, Wheelersburg.
Available during the clinic include vaccinations for rabies, heartworm testing and annual boosters for cats and dogs among others.
“People should have their cats in carriers and dogs on a leash when coming to the clinic,” Servidea said.
When asked why it’s important for people to take advantage of these clinics, Servidea said, “We do this at a reduced rate with no office call price. It makes for a healthier pet and we feel like it makes for healthier community if the pets are vaccinated. They need to be vaccinated for rabies by law.”
She said every year they have seen an increase in the number of pets showing up to be vaccinated.
“Last year we did 600 vaccinations for dogs, for cats it was at least 130 vaccinations for cats. Last year we did 132 Heartworm tests, this year we saw an increase in the number of people willing to have it done,” Servidea said. “Prevention is better than having to doctor them afterwards.”
She said the vaccinations available Saturday will range in price from $5 to $16 each.
“We have a Veterinarian at each clinic and usually the veterinarian will bring a tech or someone with them to help,” Servidea said. “We will have some of our members at each of the locations along with volunteers spread across the locations. Everyone is eligible to take advantage of these clinics, it’s (participation) is not based on income.”
For more information about the Animal Welfare League of Scioto County visit them on facebook or call 740-858-2446.
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