FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pasco County Animal Services
April 1, 2016 Contact: Michael H. Shumate
Pasco County Animal Services Offers Low Cost Vaccinations on April 30th
~ $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips will help the community with pet care costs ~
PASCO COUNTY, FL The Pasco County Animal Services Department (PCAS) is offering residents an opportunity to save money and protect family pets. $5.00 rabies vaccines and $15.00 microchips will be available at PCAS, 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638 on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12:004:00 p.m. (or until the vaccines and microchips are gone.) PCAS is excited to provide this inexpensive option that will help the community keep their pets up to date with rabies vaccines. Low cost microchips will also be available to help responsible pet owners increase the likelihood that their beloved cat or dog will be returned home, should they become lost. Dr. William Smith, the shelter’s dedicated veterinarian, will be administering both the vaccine and the microchip to the first 300 pets.
PCAS encourages pet owners to bring out their unvaccinated cats and dogs so that they can be vaccinated against rabies, a potentially fatal disease. Rabies is a preventable viral disease, generally transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. A vast majority of cases do occur in wild animals, but rabies can be passed on to unvaccinated pets and humans. Pet owners who purchase the low cost rabies vaccines will also be required to obtain a County dog license at the price of $10.00 for an altered pet or $35.00 for an unaltered pet. The County licenses are required and can only be issued if the pet is up to date on their rabies vaccination.
The Pasco County Animal Services Department is dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. The Pasco County Animal Services Adoption Center is located at 19640 Dogpatch Lane, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, and is open from 12:00 p.m.6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. To learn more about this event or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please visit the Pasco County Animal Services Department website at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/PAS, or call (813) 9291212, (352) 5215194, or (727) 8343216.