Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic for Elk Grove Pets

Press Release

Press Release - Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic Offered for Elk Grove Pets

Posted: 11/14/2018

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Elk Grove Animal Services will host a free Drive-thru Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the parking lot at 8220 Long Leaf Drive. Rabies and distemper vaccines will be offered for dogs, and rabies and feline distemper vaccines will be offered for cats. Microchips will be given, as well as a free pet license for any residents who have never licensed their pets before and their pet is spayed or neutered. Renewing licenses are subject to normal fees.

 “We’ll have skilled staff, volunteers and a veterinarian on hand to administer the vaccines,” said Sarah Humlie, Animal Services Manager for the City of Elk Grove. “We offer free vaccines at events like this because we want to remove any barriers that might exist, so that pets can be protected from the most serious diseases, be microchipped and licensed.”

The City of Elk Grove requires dogs and cats to be licensed when they reside within the City limits and reach the age of 4 months old. Pets must show proof of rabies vaccination and have a microchip in order to receive a license; discounts are offered for animals that are spayed or neutered and for pets of seniors. Service animals may be licensed at no cost. A full schedule of license fees may be found at www.elkgrovecity.org/AnimalServices.

Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to arrive early. Proof of residence within Elk Grove will be required to participate, such as a driver’s license or bill with a valid Elk Grove address. Animal Services expects to vaccinate more than 250 pets during the four hour event. Local media are encouraged to attend.

Elk Grove Animal Services performs animal control, animal cruelty investigations and pet licensing for the City of Elk Grove. Service is scheduled to expand in 2019 to include sheltering and spay/neuter services for Elk Grove pets with the opening of the new animal shelter, which is currently under construction.

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