DATE: January 31, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale.
Pet owners will be able to have their dog or cat vaccinated against rabies and receive a Broward County Pet Registration tag. Cost for a one-year rabies vaccination and registration tag is $15 per pet. Only cash payments will be accepted.
To qualify, pet owners must provide proof of Broward County residency, such as a valid Florida driver's license or a current utility bill. No appointment is necessary and customers are taken on a first come, first served basis. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in carriers.
"Rabies is one of the deadliest of diseases, but also is easy to prevent," said Dr. Tim Johnston, veterinarian of Animal Care and Adoption. "A simple yearly vaccination is all it takes to ensure the health and safety of our pets and our residents."
Information about other Animal Care and Adoption programs and services will be available to residents at the clinic.
Broward County’s Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and surrendered animals as well as the successful adoption of homeless pets. The agency also coordinates the registration of dogs and cats and provides rabies vaccinations to encourage a healthier pet population.
For more information, visit broward.org/Animal or "like us" on Facebook.com/BrowardPets.