Mark your calendar for the annual Fairview community rabies clinic coming to Westwood Elementary School on Saturday, April 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) in Franklin is coordinating the clinic with staffing provided by Animalia Health & Wellness.
The clinic will be open to the public and rabies shots are $10 each. Pet owners need to bring exact cash or a check for payment.
For everyone’s safety, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers. Everyone will be required to observe COVID-19 precautions and follow the instructions of staff at each clinic.
Debbie Sims, Community Outreach Coordinator for WCAC, added, “As part of a local effort to help lost pets find their way home, the Friends of WCAC will offer optional free microchips at the Westwood Elementary clinic. Microchips are a permanent way of identifying your pet if it becomes lost.”
Injected under the skin of a dog or cat, the microchip has a unique identification number that can only be read by shelters and veterinary offices. The pet owners contact information is associated with the number, so they can be reached when their pet is found.
There will also be a rabies clinic held at the Williamson County Animal Center on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. with free microchips offered at this clinic.
Williamson County Animal Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Dr., next to Franklin High School, and the phone number is 615-790-5590.
Tennessee law requires that dogs and cats over 6 months of age be currently vaccinated against rabies. It should also be noted that the best means of protecting humans against rabies exposure is the vaccination of pets and avoiding wild or unfamiliar animals.
WCAC would also like to remind local residents that adoptable animals can be viewed at www.adoptwcac.org or follow them on Facebook.
You can report a lost or found pet at www.FindingRover.com.