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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