Reduced rates pet vaccinations June 4


By Frank Lewis - [email protected]



If you missed the last pet vaccination clinics, sponsored by the Animal Welfare League of Scioto County, you have one more chance for pet vaccinations at reduced rates, Saturday, June 4, at three locations, from 2-4 p.m. at Washington Township Fire Station, 1341 Fourth St., West Portsmouth; Valley Township Fire Station, 219 Beechwood Ave., Lucasville, and Porter Township Fire Station, 676 Center St., Wheelersburg. Vaccinations are $5 to $20 each. Heartworm testing will be offered at all locations.

“We had our three locations in May and now we have these other three in June,” Jackie Servidea of the Animal Welfare League of Scioto County said. “So we will have done six clinics in all. This is the last one for the year.”

Servidea said cats must be transported in carriers and dogs must be on a leash, and credit cards are not accepted.

According to Servidea, Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.

“This is our 29th year,” Servidea said. “We just go from year to year.”

Anyone needing more information can call 740-858-2446.

By Frank Lewis

[email protected]

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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