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The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter will host its annual Rabies Clinic with low cost vaccinations on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m. at the Animal Shelter, 750 River Road.

Residents can get rabies shots for their cats and dogs for $10 and get a lifetime pet license for altered (spayed or neutered) pets for $5. A yearly pet license for unaltered pets is available for $25. Pets may also be microchipped for $20.

“The annual rabies clinic is a great way for our residents to have their pets immunized and protected from a deadly disease.” said Bert Stratemann, Animal Services Manager.

Cats should be brought in pet carriers and dogs must be on leash. The event is open to residents of San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and Hays County.

Last year, 21 rabies cases were reported in Hays County, all of which were infected bats. Information on rabies cases in Central Texas is available online at the Department of State Health Services website here.

State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated for rabies by four months of age, one booster 12 months after initial vaccination; up to every three years after initial shots.

For more information, contact the animal shelter at 512-805-2650. The animal shelter also operates an adoption center open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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