A pet vaccine clinic was held at Bull Sallas Park Sunday with hundreds bringing their dogs and cats. Many people stood in line for hours as volunteer veterinarians and other volunteers rushed to tend to each of them.
In total, one hundred ninety four free microchips were inserted in dogs. The chips which register you pet with a special number that is held in a national database with the pets name, owners name, address and phone number.
Thirty-three cat spay neuter vouchers and one hundred fifty-six dog spay neuter vouchers were issued.
In addition seven-hundred sixty one rabies shots, and Parco Distemper/FVRCP vaccinations were given, as the two volunteer vets examined the animals assistants gave them their injections.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Ed Rinehart and Animal Control Director Tim Holifield both agreed todays clinic was a huge success. Both hoped funding could be found to have another clinic soon.
Several Agencies gave vouchers for free or $20 co-pay spay neuter services. Tim Holifield said with a good spay neuter program the number of animals coming to the shelter has been reduced, but a lot much work remains.
All volunteers appeared exhausted as the day wound down.