World Rabies Day is Saturday and municipal shelters throughout the country are hosting events to not only vaccinate but offer other services such as microchip, licenses and spay / neuter services.
Sacramento is no exception.
The Front Street Animal Shelter, located at 2127 Front Street, is offering microchips, free rabies vaccines and free new pet licenses all day Saturday.
And, pet adoptions through the weekend are just $20.
“Come help us set a world record while you check out our adoptable pets!” the staff wrote on the shelter’s Facebook page.
As of 4 p.m., more than 360 animals were microchipped, setting a world record, according to the staff. And, 30 animals were adopted during the event.
“Life is Good on Front Street,” they wrote on the Facebook page.
Other locations participating include:
- Abel Pet Clinic, Elk Grove
- Folsom City Lions Park
- Sacramento County Shelter
- Kittel Family Veterinary Practice
- Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital
- Placer County Animal Services (Auburn)
- El Dorado County Govt Complex (Placerville)
Charitable services are provided through the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Charitable Serviced Foundation.
To donate or for more information, see Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association.
World Rabies Day flyer
Celebrate World Rabies Day in Sacramento with a 3-for-3 at Front Street Animal Shelter. Have your animals microchipped, vaccinated against rabies, and set up with a new pet license.
Donations are collected
This baby is responsible for saving the family against an intruder. But law enforcement kind of got in the way. Find the donation bucket at the shelter and open your pockets.
Dewey is just one of Sacramento’s foster dogs to have a rough start but have a happy, forever home. This weekend, adoptions are just $20.
microchipping dogs helps you find Fido the digital way
Microchipping your animals gives you a fighting chance to find them should disaster strike or you become separated. Participating shelters and vet practices are offering free and / or discounted microchipping services this weekend. Above, Kae and Spice are microchipped to Mom and to Puppy Love Rescue.
Breeders often declare pups “imperfect” for show or breeding because of physical deformities and drop them off at shelters. Find dogs like Suki, a Shiba Inu, at participating shelters and vet practices this weekend. Adoption fees at Front Street City Shelter are $20 through Sunday.