The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

April 9, 2014

Do pets a favor: Annual vaccination clinic slated for Sunday afternoon

ENID, Okla. — If you own a pet and you haven’t done a couple of important things, you have a chance Sunday to do them a favor — and save some money in the process.

Enid Police Department, Enid Animal Control and local veterinarians will conduct their annual vaccination clinic at Chisholm Trail Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For just $10, you can get your animal’s annual rabies vaccination and city pet license.

That’s a substantial savings, and cuts down on the amount of time you will spend, too.

Last year, some 900 pets were vaccinated.

It makes sense to have your pet vaccinated for rabies. For one, it can save you pet’s life if it happens to get bitten by a wild animal or another unvaccinated pet. It also can protect you in the event your pet bites someone.

Plus, it’s the law in city. You need a rabies shot to license your pet, and a license is required for every dog, cat or pot-bellied pig over the age of 6 months.

Licenses are issued on a yearly basis and expire at the end of the calendar year, Dec. 31.

Registering your animals can help with identification if they happen to get lost or stolen.

Oh, and failing to register your pet can result in a fine and court costs of $159.

It pays to take advantage of this great service. So, load up the car Sunday with the pets and do the right thing — for them and your pocketbook.

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