For Immediate Release
Contact: Will Howell
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Pet Helpers and James Island Host Rabies Vaccine Clinic
Charleston, SC-- The Town of James Island is partnering with Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic to host a low-cost rabies vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at James Island Town Hall at 1112 Dills Bluff Road, Charleston.
The clinic will offer rabies and distemper vaccines for just $10 each, with the option to add a microchip for just $5. No appointments are necessary, and pet owners are asked to bring their photo identification and any previous vaccine records for their pets if available. All dogs MUST be on leashes, and all cats MUST be in carriers; unfortunately, aggressive animals cannot be accommodated. Cash, credit card, and checks will be accepted.
South Carolina state law requires all pets to be up-to-date on rabies vaccines, and highly recommends distemper vaccines. Microchips are also highly recommended. In the event an animal is lost or becomes loose, a microchip can provide animal control or an animal’s finder with the owners contact information to reunite the lost pet and owner. In 2020, Pet Helpers provided more than 3,000 public vaccines and 1,055 microchips for owned pets.
For more information, please visit www.pethelpers.org or call (843) 795-1110.
Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic is a 501(c)3 dedicated to serving the animals and community across Lowcountry. Since 1978, their mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted, providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, offering humane education programs, pursuing animal-cruelty prosecution, and initiating animal-welfare legislation. For more information, please visit www.pethelpers.org.