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Manistee vet to host free rabies clinic on September 25

Photo by Michelle Fedder

Owners and their pets line up for free vaccinations on World Rabies Day 2015. The Parkdale Veterinary Wellness Center is once again offering free rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats.

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MANISTEE — In honor of World Rabies Day, which is September 28 this year, the Parkdale Veterinary Wellness Center is hosting a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 25 at the Veterinary Clinic, located at 420 Parkdale Avenue in Manistee. Parking is also available next door at the Manistee Automotive Service Center, according to a flyer for the event.

The clinic includes a full physical exam and a rabies shot.

“Each year, 59,000 people die from rabies, a preventable disease,” reads a flyer for the event. “Let’s work together to eradicate rabies.”

Vaccines will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The queue can be long.

Dogs must be on a leash (non-retractable leashes are recommended) or in a carrier. Cats must be in a carrier – not a harness collar or leash – no exceptions will be made.

Pet owners attending the clinic must bring their pet’s vaccination history in order to qualify for a three-year vaccine. All others will receive a one-year vaccine. Applications will not be accepted after the clinic.

Pre-registration can be done in person at the Parkdale Veterinary Wellness Center by bringing your pet’s records. The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. on September 21. Pre-registered people will have preference online.

Phones will not be answered on the day of the event. For more information call 231-723-8998