Kane County Low-Cost Rabies, Microchip Clinic Set For Sept. 11

Kane County Low-Cost Rabies, Microchip Clinic Set For Sept. 11

Kane County Animal Control has scheduled additional low-cost dog and cat rabies vaccination clinics. The next clinic will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the KCAC facility at 4060 Keslinger Road, Geneva.

“Our clinics have been very popular,” said Brett Youngsteadt, Kane County Animal Control administrator.

If you live in Kane County, it’s important for your furry companion to stay current on their rabies vaccination and registration. KCAC will offer one-year rabies vaccines only.

It is required that all residents of Kane County purchase a registration tag at the time the vaccine is administered. No appointment is necessary to take part in the clinics.

Your pet must either be on a leash or in a carrier while at the clinic, as well as handled by an adult, 18 years or older. If your pet requires a muzzle, it is the owner’s responsibility to provide it and to fit it on the pet prior to arriving at the clinic.

If your pet is neutered or spayed, the cost for the rabies vaccine and registration tag is $20. The cost is $35 for non-neutered pets.

Senior pet-owners pay only $10 for the vaccine, and the tag is free.

KCAC is also offering microchipping for $15 during the clinic. Microchipping your pet is one way to bring your pet home if he or she should ever get lost. Most police departments and veterinary clinics can scan a pet with a chip scanner. All an owner needs to do is keep the information with the chip company up-to-date.

Another clinic will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

All forms of payment will be accepted. If paying by credit or debit cards, there is a 2.45% additional fee added to the total. All owners must verify their animal has not bitten anyone in the past 10 days.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release