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Lafayette Animals Shelter providing free Rabies vaccinations for dogs

Posted at 6:37 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 19:37:42-04

The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center is offering free rabies vaccinations for dogs this Saturday, October 20, 2018, a the Cajundome.

The vaccination event will take advantage of the Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic, allowing owners to keep their dogs inside their vehicles.

The event will happen from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Courtesy of Lafayette Consolidated Government

The Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic will also feature:

  • $20 Microchips – Microchips register pets for a lifetime to their owner and are vital in identifying and contacting owners of lost pets.
  • $20 Spay/Neuter Vouchers  – A limited supply of vouchers will be available for pets vaccinated at the clinic which are not yet spayed/neutered. (Spay/neuter surgeries need to be scheduled with SpayNation and will not be conducted on this day.)
  • PAW Patrol Live! Prizes – The popular children’s theatrical show will make its way to the CAJUNDOME October 26-28 and will kick off the fun with limited PAW Patrol giveaways.

Additional information for the October 20 Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic:

  • Enter the CAJUNDOME parking lot at Gate 8 from Congress Street (across from the Hilton Garden Inn) and follow the directions to the overhang where the rabies vaccinations will be administered. DO NOT enter at Cajun Field. A separate event is also happening in the area at this same time. Those attending the Rabies Clinic should pay special attention when approaching the area as to not get in the wrong traffic line.
  • Patience and courtesy to other drivers is appreciated. A capacity turnout is anticipated and a short wait should be expected. Attendees should allow time to wait in line and ensure passengers and pets are comfortable.
  • The October Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic is for DOGS ONLY. SpayNation will conduct a Separate Rabies Clinic for Cats on November 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. until noon at 1640 N. Bertrand Dr.

The 2018 Drive-Thru Rabies Clinic is offered by LASCC, SpayNation and PetSmart Charities as an affordable and convenient way for dog owners to keep their animals up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.

All animals in Lafayette Parish over the age of four months must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian and registered yearly. There are fines associated with failure to vaccinate pets against rabies. Pet owners are instructed to consult their veterinarians regarding other vaccinations pets should be given.