DATE: September 24, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Broward County Animal Care and Adoption will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood.
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. Cash only 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.
As a convenience, the Rabies Clinic will be held at T.Y. Park during the opening day of the annual K-9 Water Festival, hosted by Broward County Parks and Recreation. All dogs who participate in any of the October weekend water events must have a current rabies vaccination and Broward County pet registration tag.
"The K-9 Water Festival is always a fun and popular event for pets. This year, as a service, we will be there on opening day to ensure that dogs get their vaccination and license to they can have a great time this month enjoying our County water parks,” said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care.
The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless pets. Each year, the Adoption Center provides another chance for thousands of dogs and cats hoping for a new home. Please prevent the birth of unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. Financial assistance is available to income qualifying individuals who want to have their pets sterilized.
For more information, visit Broward.org/Animal, "like us" on Facebook.com/Broward, or follow us on Twitter.com/BrowardPetPals.