Austin Animal Center to conduct free rabies vaccination clinic Oct. 17

From the City of Austin:

rabiesProtect your pets and your family with a free rabies vaccination at an upcoming clinic sponsored by the Austin Animal Center.

The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17 at Richard Moya Park, 10001 Burleson Road.

As required by State law, an owner or handler of a dog or cat must get the pet inoculated with the rabies vaccine. The City of Austin Animal Services Office conducts free clinics throughout the year.

Vaccinations are for dogs and cats 12 weeks of age and older. Puppies and kittens younger than 12 weeks will be provided free identification tags and registered in the Animal Services database so that they can be reunited with their owners if lost.

Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers or secured in boxes with air holes. Puppies should be brought in carriers or crates. For more information the public can call 3-1-1.

For more information about Animal Services and the Austin Animal Center visit www.austinanimalcenter.org.

About Austin Animal Center

Austin Animal Center is the largest no-kill municipal animal shelter in the United States, providing shelter to more than 17,000 animals each year and animal protection services to all of Austin and Travis County.

The Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility where lost and surrendered animals from all of Travis County in need of shelter are accepted regardless of age, health, species or breed. The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups.

Animal Services has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information go to www.austinanimalcenter.org, call 3-1-1, or visit www.facebook.com/austinanimalservices for daily animal updates.

The City also maintains the Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., as an overflow animal adoption location. It also is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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