Dog and cat owners have a chance to contribute to the community and save a little money as well when the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic join together to host an animal immunization clinic.
“We have a great turnout for this,” said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. “We've already had six or seven calls so far, and we've just started to advertise.”
Dr. Kim Carter, who practices at Sierra, and staff assisted by Humane Society employees will be on hand from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the Humane Society grounds, 5710 IH 20 West, which is located on the north service road of Interstate 20 on the west side of Big Spring.
Immunizations available for dogs include parvo and distemper shots for $10 apiece and rabies shots for $5. For pet owners who have indoor-only cats, FVRCP shots are $10, and outdoor cats will receive FELV/FVRCP shots for $15. Rabies shots for cats are $5 a piece. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must stay in a carrier.
“If they have several animals or they are unable to bring them in, the vet will come out to their cars and give shots,” Stone said.
Funds raised from the Saturday clinic will be given the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County.