GLOBE, AZ (January 24, 2017) — Gila County Health & Emergency Management has partnered with local veterinarians and animal shelters to o er a number of new pet health, wellness, and adoption opportunities.
At the top of the list are low-cost rabies clinics. The 1st clinic will be held February 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Store, 2260 E. Highway 60, Miami, AZ. Dr. Rita Sanders, DVM, of Copper Hills Veterinary Services will be volunteering her time to administer vaccinations. Costs are just $10 for rabies shots or boosters. Annual license fees can be paid at the same time at $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $30 if unaltered.
For those looking to adopt, Gila County’s Mobile Adoption Trailer will be at the event, covering dogs for just $50 and cats for just $25, which includes neutering/spaying, chipping, and rabies shot. To view animals available for adoption, visit the department’s Facebook page or www.petharbor.com.
Past events have been very well received. Residents should plan accordingly. Dogs must be on a leash, and aggressive dogs must be muzzled. Cats must be in an animal carrier. All pets must be supervised by an adult.
With 53,000 residents in Gila County, the number of canine pets is estimated at 12,000. Thousands of these animals go unvaccinated, risking grave illness or even death. “It’s heart- breaking for owners to have to euthanize pets because of rabies,” said John Castaneda, Manager of Animal Control. “The virus is 100% preventable with required vaccinations.
This event will make it easy and cost-e ective for every owner to protect their pet.”
For more information on the clinic, call Gila County Animal Care & Control at 928-425-5882.
About Gila County Health & Emergency Management
Gila County Health & Emergency Management works to maximize public health and safety, protect communities, and improve the lives and livelihood of residents. Its vet departments (including Animal Care & Control) deliver more than 20 specialized programs and services that support nearly every school, public health agency, hospital, and humane society, as well as thousands of individuals every year. For more information, visit www.readygila.com.