Free rabies vaccinations for pets of Norcross-area residents will be offered at a June 24 clinic sponsored by Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement, Planned PEThood, Animal Alliance of Georgia, Society of Humane Friends of Georgia, and Canine Pet Rescue.
The vaccinations come in response to recent reports of rabid animals being found in the county. Rabies is a disease found in the wild, particularly among foxes, raccoons, skunks and bats.
While supplies last, the clinic will provide rabies for dogs and cats, Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza vaccine for dogs, and a vaccine for feline distemper (feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia). Dewormer medication and nail trimming services will also be available.
Pet owners can also learn about low-cost spay and neuter options and County wellness activities, summer camps and events.
Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a cat carrier.
The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Friend Park, is intended for Gwinnett residents in the 30071, 30340, 30360 and 30092 ZIP codes, so please bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license and a utility bill. More pet vaccination clinics are being planned for other parts of the county.
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will host the clinic at the Jessie Marie Scott Pavilion at Best Friend Park, located at 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross. Anyone seeking to volunteer should go to the Volunteer Gwinnett webpage at www.volunteergwinnett.net.