Mar 4, 2013 6:14 PM by Janet Hollinshead
In an effort to prevent the spread of Rabies Infection in Calcasieu Parish, the Office of Animal Services will be offering two drive-thru rabies clinics. According to Louisiana State Code, all dogs and cats over the age of three months are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed.
Vaccination and licensing rates for spayed/neutered animals is $8. Unaltered pets will cost $10.00. Cats must be in a portable kennel. Pet owners may pay by cash or check only. Micro-chipping will also be available.
Clinic dates, time, and locations are:
•March 16th from 7am - 12pm in the Burton Coliseum Parking Lot
•April 13th from 7am - 12pm in the Sulphur High School Parking Lot, 9th Grade Campus
Once a pet is vaccinated by a licensed Louisiana Veterinarian in Calcasieu Parish, pets are required to wear a license tag in all areas of the Parish. Cat owners are also encouraged to place the tag on a humane breakaway collar.
Please note: residents or groups feeding stray animals should be mindful that they assume ownership of animals under their care. The legal definition of a pet owner is "any person, business or any other legal entity that provides care, harbors, acts as custodian, or permits an animal to remain on or about his premises."
For more information call Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center at (337)721-3730.