The City's first monthly low-cost pet vaccination clinic was held this past weekend where more than 360 vaccines were given to local animals.
The clinic was held Saturday, January 11, at the Park at Riverwalk. More than 150 animals were licensed at the clinic as well.
The City's Animal Care Center and Bakersfield Police's Animal Control Unit administered 145 rabies vaccinations, 134 distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (DAPP) vaccinations, and 85 bordetella vaccinations.
Staff also microchipped 90 pets, helping keep them safe should they get away from their owner and end up at an animal shelter. The microchips help identify the animal so they can be returned to the rightful owner safely.
The City recently announced the return of the monthly vaccination clinics in the community in order to make it more convenient for pet owners to have their animals vaccinated and registered.
The clinics are held the second Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon. The next clinic is set for Saturday, February 8 at Jefferson Park, 801 Bernard Street.
You can see the rest of the 2020 clinic schedule in the PDF linked below.
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