Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency
Date: September 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
One Day Rabies Vaccine Clinic and Dog License Amnesty
Saturday September 20, 2014
On Saturday September 20, 2014 Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services will hold a one day Dog License Amnesty Program in conjunction with a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Ukiah Shelter at 298 Plant Road. The rabies microchipping clinic will be open from 10 am until 2 pm. This “one-stop shop” opportunity will allow County residents to bring their dog license up to date and, if necessary, have their dog vaccinated against the rabies virus. Low cost microchipping will also be available.
The low-cost rabies vaccine will be offered for dogs or cats on Saturday. The cost of the rabies vaccine will be $6.00.
License fees are $25 for altered dogs and $55 for unaltered dogs. Cats are not required to have licenses, but a rabies vaccine is strongly recommended. Cats must come to the vaccine clinic in a secure cat carrier, and dogs must be on leash.
Low-cost microchipping will also be available during this time for just $10. This service, which includes registration of the chip, can be a vital tool in helping a lost pet get home.
All dogs over 4 months of age are required by Mendocino County law to have a current rabies vaccine and have a dog license. All penalties for expired licenses will be waived if the dog is registered on September 20. Unfortunately, dog owners who have received a citation from Animal Control for failure to have a current license will not be eligible to participate in the Amnesty Program.
For questions please call the Animal Care Services’ Ukiah Shelter at 463-4427.
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