This is the week to take a shot at keeping your pets healthy. Rabies awareness week kicks off Monday.
The Charlottesville SPCA parking lot was filled with animal owners Sunday afternoon looking for a rabies vaccination for their pets. The shots were available at a discounted price of only $10 per pet.
The health department was there and says now is the time to get your pets vaccinated at an affordable price. Rabies Coordinator Michele Napper said, “The clinic is one with today's economy. It gives them an opportunity to be able to come in and afford to have rabies vaccination clinics.”
SPCA volunteers anticipated seeing about 100 visitors in for a shot Sunday but only a half-hour into the event, they already had double the projections for the entire day.
There are a number of veterinary clinics in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley offering discounted rabies shots this week. Click here for a Microsoft Word document listing clinics offering discounted rabies shots.