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S.P.O.T. makes a stop in Okolona this Saturday, May 30th

Tuesday May 12, 2009

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

If you live in Okolona and have thought of adopting a pet, you will have a chance in May. If you own a pet and need rabies shots, licensing or a micro chip, there is also an opportunity for that in one central location.

“The S.P.O.T. program will be on hand in Okolona twice during the month of May,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “The first visit will help find new homes so some precious. The second will help pet owners take care of their animals”

S.P.O.T. stands for Stop Pet Overpopulation Today.

The first event will be held at Saturday, May 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the parking lot of Southern High School. S.P.O.T., Metro Animal Services’ 34 foot Mobile Veterinary & Adoption unit will be on-hand with adoptable dogs, cats, puppies & kittens for adoption. All animals are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, licensed, vaccinated and ready for new a loving family. Adoption fees range from $50 - $250.

The next S.P.O.T. event will be a rabies, licensing and micro chipping clinic for cat, dog and ferret owners on Thursday, May 28th at the Okolona Library, from 10 a.m.-2p.m. No appointments are necessary.

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. 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.

“These two events will go a long way in taking care of abandoned animals in our community while making it convenient for pet owners to take care of their pets,” says Flood. “I hope the public will take advantage of these services.”

For more information call 363-6609/574-TAGS or MetroCall 311.

Madonna Flood (D) 24