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Protect Your Pet at Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics in September

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Lake County Health Department

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control Program is offering two low-cost pet vaccination clinics in September with one in Fox Lake and the other in Deerfield.

On Saturday, September 6, pet owners can bring their pets to Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Boulevard in Fox Lake. On Saturday, September 27, pet owners can bring their pets to the Jewett Park Picnic Shelter, 836 Jewett Park Drive, with access from Hazel off of Waukegan Road in Deerfield. Both clinics are from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Each clinic provides a convenient and affordable way for Lake County residents to keep their pets up to date with shots and rabies tags.

Standard vaccine, tag and microchip 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. Proof of spay/neuter may be required.

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. In 2013, the program issued more than 76,000 rabies tags, captured 1,328 strays and responded to 1,920 reports of animal bites. The Animal Care and Control facility is located at 18736 West Peterson Road, Libertyville.

For additional information about the clinics, please contact the Animal Care and Control facility at: (847) 377-4700.

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