Rock Island vaccine clinic for pets planned for Saturday

Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 8:43 pm
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By Anthony Watt,
ROCK ISLAND -- City police, along with county officials, have scheduled a clinic for discount vaccinations and microchips for pets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at the QCCA Expo Center, 2421 4th Ave.

Five vaccines will be offered at reduced cost or, in some cases, free.

The medications available will be:

-- Twelve-month rabies: $10 in most cases, but free to Rock Island County residents if they also have a microchip implanted or have proof that their animal already has a chip.

-- Thirty-six-month rabies: $15. To qualify for this discount, the pet owner must have proof of current rabies vaccination.

-- Bordetella: $10. This vaccination protects dogs from respiratory ailments, according to Rock Island County Animal Care & Control.

-- D-5: $10. This vaccination protects dogs from several ailments but mainly protects them from parvo/distemper, according to Rock Island County Animal Care & Control.

-- FVRCP: $10. This is mostly used to treat/prevent upper respiratory infections in cats, according to Rock Island County Animal Care & Control.

-- Microchips: $10 in most cases, but free to Rock Island County residents if they also get their pets a rabies vaccination or have proof that their pets' rabies protection is up to date.

The discount prices are available to anyone, not just Rock Island County residents, Rock Island County Animal Care & Control operations manager Sam DeYoung said.

The free offers only apply with the 12-month rabies shot, not the 36-month, she said. The free chips and rabies vaccinations are being made possible by a $5,000 donation from QC PAWS. The free offers will only last as long as the money does.


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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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