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October 6th, 2011
Shelter holding vaccination clinic Saturday

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The City of San Marcos Animal Shelter will offer low-cost rabies vaccinations, city pet licenses and microchipping for pets Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-4 p.m.

The rabies clinic will be held at the Animal Shelter parking lot at 750 River Road. Rabies vaccinations and city pet licenses will be $5; microchip implantation will be $10 with registration.

All pets must be on a leash or carrier.

San Marcos has been the site of rabies infections in wild animals, including 23 bats and one skunk since January. Five people were treated for rabies after exposure to the disease this year. No people contracted the disease in San Marcos this year so far.

“Prevention is the first line of defense against rabies,” said Bert Stratemann, animal services manager. “People should vaccinate their pets and leave suspicious animals alone.”

Those who seek more information about the rabies clinic, or who wish to report a possible animal infection, may call (512) 805-2655.

Animal Control hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday and Friday; and 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Those who wish to view adoptable pets may visit http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/animaladoptions.

Animal Control may be reached at (512) 805-2655, and in the event of after-hours emergencies, city police may be contacted at (512) 753-2108.

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