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posted: 3/21/2014 11:10 AM

Lake County Health Department offers low-cost pet vaccinations

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Lake County Health Department

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control Program is providing two opportunities in April for pet owners to participate in low-cost pet vaccination clinics.

The first is April 5 in cooperation with Beach Park Public Works at the public works facility, 40185 Glendale, in Beach Park. The second is on April 26 in cooperation with the Vernon Hills Police Department at the department headquarters, 754 Lakeview Parkway, in Vernon Hills. Each clinic is held from 9 a.m. until noon.

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These clinics are a convenient and affordable way for any Lake County resident to keep pets up to date with shots and rabies tags.

Vaccination costs are as follows:

For Pets Spayed/Neutered

One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20.00

One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25.00

Distemper complex only: $10.00

Microchip: $15.00

For Pets Not Spayed/Neutered

One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60.00

One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65.00

Distemper complex only: $10.00

Microchip: $15.00

Pets will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All animals brought to the clinic must be at least four months old. Dogs must be leashed and cats placed in carriers. Only cash will be accepted on site.

The Health Department's Animal Care and Control Program tracks pet vaccinations and rabies tags, investigates animal bites and complaints of nuisance and neglect, as well as impounds stray animals. The number of pets vaccinated through the low-cost clinics increases each year. A record 2,420 were vaccinated in 2013.

For additional information please contact the Lake County Health Department's Animal Care and Control facility at: (847) 949-9925.

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