(REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.) - The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) in Rehoboth Beach is reminding pet owners to get their furry friends vaccinated.
The DHA will offer a low-cost vaccine clinic on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their Rehoboth Adoption Center (located off Coastal Highway in the Midway Plaza).
"We're offering low-cost vaccines for people who don't necessarily have the financial means to get them all from a vet," said Jody Rini, adoption center manager. "We've been fortunate enough to have two local vets offer their time to participate in this event. It's just a good thing to offer to the public and make sure that our pets are cared for."
Rini says vaccines will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The vaccines that will be offered include distemper, rabies and Bordetella.
"It is a state law in Delaware that every animal is vaccinated with rabies," explained Rini. "Also, if you take your dog for grooming or if s/he's out in public or you go to the dog park, it's important that you have these things, such as Bordetella, so it prevents your dog from catching kennel cough."
Additional services that will be offered include dog licensing, micro-chipping, Frontline, and general deworming.
For those who can't attend, another clinic will be held on Sunday, April 22 at the same location. Rini says by then the DHA will have a full schedule of additional clinics the rest of the year.
For pricing or more information, visit the DHA's website at www.delawarehumane.org or call 302-200-7159.
WRDE would also like to congratulate the Delaware Humane Association on their most recent success. Since opening in Rehoboth Beach last September, the center has adopted out nearly 150 cats and dogs.
"We are very excited and very, very grateful for all the community support," said Rini. "We wouldn't be able to do it without our volunteers, our donations, and just the general support has been overwhelming. We certainly thank you and hope to continue to provide this service."