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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1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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