County Animal Services offers microchipping, rabies shots and dog licenses Sunday

The county Department of Animal Services will offer microchipping, rabies vaccinations and dog licenses on Sunday, Nov. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at the animal care facility, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

Animal Services will microchip pets for a one-time fee of $10, which includes the registration. Rabies vaccinations for dogs four months or older and cats three months or older are $6. Rabies vaccinations and microchipping are available to anyone.

Amnesty from late fees is offered to owners who failed to license their dog or allowed their dog’s annual license to lapse.

Spay/neuter discount coupons will also be available: $50 for female cats and dogs, and $25 for all males.

Spay/neuter coupons and licenses are available to residents who live in the department’s service area of the unincorporated county or the contract cities of San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Santee.

Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson pointed out the benefits of microchipping. “We see hundreds of lost animals come in to our shelters during the holidays,” she said. “In the hustle and bustle of holiday celebrations, animals may escape the house or yard, run into the street and become lost or injured. A microchip is the best way to quickly reunite lost animals with their owners and it could save your pet’s life.”

For the safety of owners and pets, dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier while visiting the clinic. For more information, contact Animal Services at 619-767-2675 or visit sddac.com.

   
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