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Lake County News Release
May 18, 2012

Contact:
Leslie Piotrowski
(847) 377-8055

Carolyn Waller

 (847) 377-8099

Lake County Health Department


Health Department Offers Two Low-cost Pet Vaccination Clinics in June

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center's Animal Care and Control Program is offering two low-cost pet vaccination clinics in June with one clinic focused on senior pet owners.

Seniors age 55 and over will receive free rabies inoculations for their pets from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2 at the Mundelein Regent Center, 1200 Regent Drive, in Mundelein.  Seniors must still purchase the rabies tag for $10 if the pet is spayed or neutered or $50 if the pet is not spayed or neutered.

On Saturday, June 9, a low-cost pet vaccination clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 3124 Argonne Drive, in North Chicago. The program is being provided in collaboration with the North Chicago Police Department.

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. Seniors have the option of scheduling an appointment for their pets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Animal Care and Control facility, 29278 North Route 83, Mundelein.

For additional information, please contact the Animal Care and Control facility at: (847) 949-9925.  

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