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Animal Care Network sponsors low-cost shot clinic in Pontiac
Sunday, October 7, 2012 8:52 AM EDT
The Animal Care Network’s next biannual low-cost vaccination clinic is expected to be the largest of its kind in Michigan.
This low-cost clinic takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, from at Center Stage Rental Hall, 536 N. Perry Street in Pontiac.
Distemper/parvo shots are available for dogs ages 6 weeks and older. Distemper CVR shots are available for cats ages 6 weeks and older. Rabies shots are available for eligible dogs and cats ages 3 months and older. Deworming is available for puppies and kittens. The cost is $10 total per animal.
“In these difficult economic times, so many people are reaching out for assistance with their companion animals,” said Pam Porteous, ACN manager. “Local veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians will be on hand to not only vaccine, but to also educate the public on what vaccinations every dog and cat needs.”
Residents of any city are welcome to come get their dogs and/or cats immunized.
For information on this low-cost shot clinic, contact Porteous at 248-678-2756 or visit www.michigananimaladoptionnetwork.org.
Founded in 1994, the Michigan Animal Adoption Network (MAAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Metro Detroit area. MAAN continually strives for new ways to educate the public, to raise money for its low-cost spay/neuter program, street rescue efforts and to find loving homes for homeless pets.
To date, MAAN has placed more than 6,200 dogs/cats through the Adopt-A-Pet program and visited more 90,000 addresses to offer assistance through the Animal Care Network (ACN).
ACN has rescued over 12,000 dogs/cats and spayed/neutered over 5,000 animals. ACN hosts vaccine clinics that can vaccinate over 1,500 animals in four hours. These programs have received national recognition from Linda Ellerbee of Nickelodeon News, Best Friends Animal Society and received an Animal Planet award nomination.
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