Pet Vaccination Clinic for Owners in Need

Start your new year off with healthy pets! The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) is holding a Vaccination Clinic for pet owners who receive public assistance or unemployment benefits on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

The clinic is made possible by an ASPCA Grant to Communities in Need. In an effort to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters, the ASPCA has awarded funding to the Animal Resource Center for the vaccination of cats and dogs whose owners cannot afford yearly routine vaccinations.

The event will be held at the Animal Resource Center located at 6790 Webster St. Dayton, OH 45414 on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participating families must show proof of public assistance or unemployment. The co-pay is $5 for each dog or cat. Your dog must be licensed to receive vaccinations.

Vaccinations are limited so pet owners are encouraged to reserve a time by contacting the ARC at (937) 898-4457 or e-mailing AnimalShelter@mcohio.org. Pre-registration closes Friday, January 24, 2014 at Noon. Any spots that are not pre-registered will be available for walk-ins the day of the event.

In late October 2012, the ASPCA announced that it would be pledging $100,000 to local animal shelters, private veterinarians and animal welfare organizations across the country to help fund affordable vaccination clinics in communities that need it most.

“Our goal is to make sure pets stay healthy at home and don’t end up in a shelter because their owners have financial difficulties,” said ARC Director Mark Kumpf.  “The economy has made it difficult for some pet owners to afford yearly vaccinations. We are grateful to ASPCA for giving us the opportunity to give back to pet owners who are struggling.”

And, don’t forget to license your dog!  The deadline to buy a 2014 Montgomery County Dog License is Friday, January 31, 2014.

For more information, contact the Animal Resource Center at (937) 898-4457 or visit www.mcohio.org/animalshelter.

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