Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Microchip Saves Your Pet -- Clinic Slated

Your pet has a better chance of being reunited with your family if it has a microchip for quick identification and a current rabies vaccination/registration record.  McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center (MCAC) will host a rabies vaccination and microchip clinic from 11am-1:30pm on Saturday, May 2, at its Crystal Lake facility, 100 N Virginia Street (intersection of Woodstock Street and Route 14). First come, first served. Doors will open promptly at 11am – NO EARLY BIRDS. Please do not bring animals that are in heat. All pets must be leashed or in carriers.

Rabies vaccinations are $10 for one year or $25 for three years.  Registration tags are required by law; registration fees are separate and required at time of rabies vaccination. Discounts for senior residents apply and for pets who have been previously spayed or neutered when purchasing registration tags.  Microchips are $15.

Rabies vaccinations provide your pet with the best protection against this fatal disease.  Unlike dog tags and collars which can fall off or be removed, microchips are a more
permanent form of pet identification.  Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically implanted just beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving vaccination through a needle.

Adoptions ($80) will also be available and include age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, FELV & FIV testing, microchip, heartworm and free 1st Veterinarian visit at participating veterinarians.  To view available pets, visit

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