Residents Encouraged to Prepare Pets for Hurricane Season

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By: Chris Brunner

Don’t get caught in the storm. With hurricane season around the corner, it’s time to prepare and protect pets by attending the next Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats.

Hosted by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, the clinic will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive in Margate.

If pets become lost during a storm, the Broward County Rabies Registration License tag, as well as a microchip, will help reunite them with their owners. Additionally, many boarding facilities, including the pet-friendly shelter, require proof of rabies vaccination and pet registration.

At the Clinic, dogs and cats will receive a one-year rabies vaccination and the Broward County Rabies Registration License tag.

Cost will be:

• $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered (sterilized)
• $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered (not sterilized)

Dog and cat ID microchips, with free registration, will also be available for $15. Microchips can be scanned by a veterinarian or animal shelter if your pet gets lost so they can be returned to you. 

Debit/credit cards will be the only forms of payment accepted. Cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Residents from Coral Springs are welcome. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. 

Remember, there’s a $300 fine for failing to vaccinate your pet against rabies. You can also receive a $300 fine if your pet is vaccinated, but does not have a current Broward County registration tag.

About Chris Brunner

Chris Brunner Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since 2015 beginning back in high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.

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