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Metro Animal Services Hosts Fall Rabies, Licensing and Microchipping Clinics

Monday October 27, 2008

Contact:  Jackie Gulbe
Metro Animal Services
Assistant Director for Community Relations
Phone (502) 361-1318
Cell (502) 744-4411
Fax (502) 363-9742

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(LOUISVILLE, August 27, 2008)  - Louisville Metro Animal Services’ mobile medical and adoption unit, S.P.O.T. (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today), will host three rabies, licensing and microchipping clinics for cat, dog and ferret owners in October. 

Saturday, October 11, from 11-3 pm – Crescent Hill Methodist Church, 301 Peterson Avenue 
Tuesday, October 14 from 4-7 pm – Fern Creek Community Center, 6104 Bardstown Road
Saturday, October 25 from 11-3 pm – St. Elizabeth’s Church, 1020 E. Burnett Street

Metro Animal Services’ staff veterinarian will administer rabies vaccines, implant microchips at discounted prices and issue licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The one-year rabies and licensing packages will cost $13.50 for seniors (for up to two altered pets), $17.50 for owners of altered pets and $58.50 for residents with unaltered pets.  The three-year rabies and licensing packages will cost $24.50 for seniors and $36.50 for owners of altered pets.  Proof of spay/neuter must be provided for owners (if not provided previously) to receive a discount on their licenses.   

“This year we are focusing on the areas of town where our clinics have been most popular in the past.  We hope that the chosen areas will be convenient for everyone,” said Dr. Gilles Meloche, director of Louisville Metro Animal Services. “Keeping your pet vaccinated for rabies and licensed is a basic responsibility of being a pet owner.”

Pets that are licensed are more likely to be returned to their owners if they are lost.  If cats or dogs are brought to Louisville Metro Animal Services, they are processed quickly, owners are located more efficiently and the redemption fees are discounted if an animal is properly licensed and wearing its tags.

For more information call 363-6609/361-1318 or MetroCall 311.

Sponsor:
Roben Engel (R) 22