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Holly Village offers low-cost pet vaccination clinic

Written by Amy Mayhew   
Monday, May 03 2010

A low-cost pet vaccination cli...

HOLLY, Michigan – Keeping pets healthy and up to date on all their vaccinations can be pretty costly, but thanks to a program spearheaded by the village of Holly, routine vaccines for dogs and cats can be obtained for just $10 a shot - literally.  

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, the village of Holly will be hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic at the Village of Holly Fire Department, 313 S. Broad St.

The Mid Michigan Wildlife/Domestic Animal Rescue will vaccinate cats, dogs and other small mammals like ferrets for Rabies, Distemper, Bordatella (Kennel Cough), Feline Leukemia, and Lyme’s disease. Pet owners are asked to bring the pet’s most recent vaccination records so that the 3-year rabies booster shot can be administered. If a record is not available, a 1-year rabies shot will be given.  Pet micro-chipping will also be available for $50.  The type of micro chip used is universal and can be read by any chip reader including those used abroad.

Rabies, Distemper, Bordatella, and Feline Leukemia vaccines will be administered for $10 each, while Lyme’s Disease vaccinations will cost $25.

Oakland County dog licensing will also be available to be purchased during the clinic. Proof of spay or neutering is required to get the license at the reduced cost.

Deadline for this year’s dog license is June 2, after which the price increases to $30.  Licenses for dogs that are not spayed or neutered are $15, whereas spayed and neutered dogs can be licensed for $7.50. Senior citizens will receive a reduced rate of $6.75 for their pet.

Personnel from the Holly police and fire departments will be available to help with the vaccination process. Additionally, both departments will have information available on fire and public safety for the summer months ahead. Child fingerprinting kits will also be available, courtesy of Fred Hopper and AAA Insurance.

Staffers ask that pets lacking “social skills” remain in vehicle, allowing a veterinarian to come to the pet to administer the necessary vaccinations.

“We want this to be a low-stress event for the residents and their pets,” said Susan Nassar, clerk/treasurer. “We also ask that residents crate all cats and kittens, and that all our canine friends are on leashes.”

The event is open to everyone. For more information, contact Nassar at (248) 634-9571.

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