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Adoption and Microchip/Rabies Clinic Set for January 28 at Eastern Shore Pet Hospital
Fairhope, AL -The Haven will be holding its first low-cost life-saving Rabies and Microchip Clinic for 2012 at the Eastern Shore Pet Hospital on Plantation Blvd in Fairhope on January 28. The times will be 11am to 3pm. Dr. Ron Shindler and his dedicated staff will be administering the rabies shots and microchips to those who want one or both. “The Haven’s mission of eliminating euthanasia as a means of animal control is a noble one and we want to be part of that,” said Dr. Shindler. The price will be $10 for a rabies shot and $10 for a microchip. The Haven will also be transporting some of their available animals to the event via their M.A.R.U. (Mobile Animal Rescue Unit) and offering them for adoption.
Rabies is a serious viral disease that affects warm-blooded animals. It is often thought of affecting primarily dogs and cats. While the incidence of rabies in domesticated animals has been virtually eliminated, the occurrence in bats, raccoons, skunks and other wild mammals is still prevalent. Because of its high communicability, getting a rabies shot for our pets is required by law.
While micro-chipping is not required by law, it can be an important investment for the owner since even the best behaved animal can suddenly go missing. Executive Director Mike Graham points out that the simple act of inserting a microchip into the animal can increase the odds that the pet will be returned to the owner if found. Says Graham, “By compiling the monthly shelter intake and outcome reports from our four partnering animal control shelters in Baldwin County, we are monitoring an increase in the number of pets being reunited with their owners which reduces the euthanasia rate”.
If you’re looking for your next best friend, or if your pet needs a rabies shot or microchip, mark you calendar to come to the Eastern Shore Animal Hospital on January 28.
About The Haven Adoption Guarantee Animal Shelter
The Haven rescues, re-habilitates, and re-homes over 900 animals each year serving Baldwin County since 2000. The non-profit animal shelter is responsible for leading the four municipal animal control shelters into creating a no-kill society for companion pets, caring for over 70 homeless cats and dogs at the shelter on any given day, and finding loving homes for these homeless, injured, neglected and abused and abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, evaluated both behaviorally and medically, fed, watered and marketed until they find their forever home.