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OPAC Hosts Low-Cost Pet Vaccination and License Clinics

Public Date: 4/15/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Joanie Toole, Animal Control Supervisor, Oakland County Pet Adoption Center
Phone Number: 248-393-3572
Auburn Hills, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announces that the Oakland Pet Adoption Center (OPAC) will offer low-cost pet vaccination and license clinics in select county parks in April and May. All About Animals Rescue will be providing rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccinations, heartworm testing, and microchipping for cats and dogs. In addition, OPAC will be selling dog licenses.

"Vaccinations are essential in protecting pets from various diseases, some of which can be fatal," said Joanie Toole, OPAC administrative supervisor. "Plus, a rabies vaccine is required in order to buy a dog license."

The clinics will be held on the following dates:
 
  • Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Waterford Oaks County Park in Waterford
  • Saturday,  May 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Orion Oaks County Park in Orion Township
  • Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Red Oaks County Park in Royal Oak
  • Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Lyon Oaks County Park in Lyon Township
All vaccinations are $10 each; heartworm tests are $20; microchips are $20; and heartworm/flea preventative will be available - prices will vary by weight. Dog licenses are $7.50 for a one-year license ($15 if the dog is not spay/neutered); and $22.50 for a three-year license ($45 if the dog is not spay/neutered). After June 1, dog licenses become delinquent, resulting in a $30 fee per license.

"Licenses are a state law requirement for dogs, and very important because they help displaced pets be reunited with their owners," Toole said. "To be eligible to purchase a dog license, a dog must be up to date on their rabies vaccination. Also, dog licenses are available in one- or three-year form, depending on the rabies vaccination expiration date."

For more information about the low-cost vaccination clinics or purchasing a dog license, please visit oakgov.com/petadoption or call 248-391-4100.

About OPAC
The Oakland Pet Adoption Center's mission is to provide a temporary safe haven for animals until it finds them permanent homes. The shelter, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, offers housing and medical care to more than 5,000 animals on an annual basis. It has the best save rate in Michigan among public open-admission shelters whose intakes are greater than 5,000 animals. OPAC also is the public agency charged with enforcement of Michigan's Dog Law of 1919. It is responsible for animal control services in 40 Oakland County communities.

For more information or media inquiries, please visit oakgov.com/petadoption or call Alexis Shull at 248-391-4100.