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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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