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Lake County Animal Services to host free rabies vaccine clinic for dogs and cats on May 24

RELEASE DATE: May 8, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake County Department of Public Safety, Animal Services Division, is hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Animal Services facility, located at 28123 County Road 561 in Tavares.

The rabies vaccination and certificate are free to Lake County residents. To be eligible for the free shots, residents must purchase a County pet license. For a spayed or neutered pet, the license is $5 and for a pet that is not spayed or neutered the license is $11. Only cash will be accepted at the event.

According to Marjorie Boyd, Director of the Animal Services Division, the May 24 clinic will be the last free rabies vaccination clinic until the weather turns cooler in the fall. Since the beginning of this new program in September 2007, more than 1,600 vaccinations have been administered to cats and dogs at four free clinics.

Pets brought to the shelter for the vaccination clinic are required to be either on a leash or in a carrier. For more information about the rabies vaccination clinic, call the Lake County Animal Services Division at (352) 343-9688. Animal Services is open for pet adoptions Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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