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Animal Services to host vaccination clinic Wednesday


Cumberland County Animal Services will host a drive-thru vaccination clinic Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Animal Services hopes to vaccinate 450 pets through this event, Director Elaine Smith said in a news release. The clinic will be at the Animal Services Center, 4704 Corporation Drive.

Petco Love established March as “National Pet Vaccination Month” to encourage people to keep their pets up to date on vaccinations. 

“Thanks to Petco Love, we can offer these important vaccines at no cost to pet owners,” Smith said. “We urge community members to take advantage of this free resource to help reduce the spread of disease and ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

Dogs and puppies can receive a combination vaccine for canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus, commonly known as a DAPPv. Cats and kittens can receive a combination vaccine that protects against feline rhinotracheitis, calici and panleukopenia viruses, the release said.

Rabies vaccinations will be available for $5 per pet. State law requires dogs and cats over 4 months old to be vaccinated against rabies, the release said. They must receive two rabies vaccinations one year apart, then one vaccination every three years thereafter. Pet owners could face a civil penalty of $100 if they do not have their animals vaccinated.

Cash and debit/credit cards will be accepted for the rabies vaccines.

For more information about the event, email ccac@co.cumberland.nc.us or call the shelter at 910-321-6852.

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