Low-cost clinic helps prevent disease

Letter to Editor by Justin Mueller

For the past several years, the Lexington- Fayette County Health Department in partnership with the Lexington Humane Society, Central Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and the Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control has been conducting a low cost rabies vaccination clinic.

With the school year coming to an end, many students have a lot on their plate and keeping pets vaccinated is not always a high priority. However, this clinic is an easy and convenient way to protect your pet and save some cash.

Why is this important?

The rabies vaccine is the only preventative method for protecting your pet from a fatal disease that is spread from animal to animal.

Last year in Fayette County, there were no confirmed cases of rabies in either cats or dogs. The lack of a number is a direct result from responsible owners making sure their pets have proper vaccinations.

The low cost clinic will be held Thursday, May 3 at the Fire Station at 219 E. Third St. from 6-9 p.m. The costs for the clinic are as follows:

  • $3 for the rabies vaccination
  • $8 for an altered animal license (documentation of spay/neuter required)
  • $40 for an unaltered animal license

Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier.

Does this work for you?

Justin Mueller

nursing senior