Rabies is a deadly, but 100% preventable disease and Virginia state law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies. On Sunday, April 21st from 11AM to 3PM, the Charlottesville- Albemarle SPCA is holding a low-cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic. Pet owners can have their pet(s) vaccinated at the SPCA during this clinic for just $10.00 per pet. Attendees must bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a carrier. Pet owners will need to show proof of current rabies vaccine in order to receive a three-year vaccine.
The SPCA reminds the public that keeping your pets’ immunizations up-to-date is the best way to protect your family from the rabies virus. Event organizer Beth McPhee, the SPCA’s Director of Business Affairs, reports that the Rabies Clinic and the SPCA’s subsidized spay/neuter program “are two of the many ways the SPCA reaches out to help the community care for their pets.” Staff will also be on hand during the Rabies Clinic to schedule free/affordable Spay/Neuter appointments at Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle Dog Licenses will also be available for purchase.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and places them in good homes. We strive to set a standard of excellence and leadership in animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs. For more information about the SPCA’s life saving programs call 434-973-5959 or visit our website at www.caspca.org. The SPCA’s main adoption center is located at 3355 Berkmar Drive in Charlottesville and is open seven days a week from Noon– 6 PM.