Community event offers low-cost pet care

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email
This undated photo released on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 by the Blue Cross shows a Jack Russell terrier being scanned for a microchip at the Blue Cross Lewknor Rehoming Centre in London. British authorities say that all dogs in England will have to be fitted with microchips from 2016. Britain's Environment Department says the chips will help reunite owners with lost or stolen pets, promote animal welfare and take pressure off shelters. (AP Photo/Martin Phelps, Blue Cross)

This undated photo released on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013 by the Blue Cross shows a Jack Russell terrier being scanned for a microchip at the Blue Cross Lewknor Rehoming Centre in London. British authorities say that all dogs in England will have to be fitted with microchips from 2016. Britain's Environment Department says the chips will help reunite owners with lost or stolen pets, promote animal welfare and take pressure off shelters. (AP Photo/Martin Phelps, Blue Cross)

Kryder Veterinary Clinic is sponsoring their second annual Community Pet Day to provide low-cost care to Michiana pet owners.

They offer rabies vaccines, distemper/ parvo for dogs, and upper respiratory/ panleukopenia vaccines for cats. They’ll also perform fecal screenings for intestinal parasites, heartworm tests for dogs, and feline leukemia tests for cats.

All services cost $5. In honor of National Spay Day on February 28, the proceeds from the event will go towards future spay/ neuter surgeries through Pet Refuge and the Frantz Fund.

The event is open to those who receive government assistance, including unemployment, Medicaid, Medicare, or social security. Those making less than $20,000 per year are also welcome, as are all active military personal. Just be sure to bring qualifying paperwork with a current date to prove eligibility.

The event runs from 1-4p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd at the Kryder Veterinary Clinic at 12555 SR 23 in Granger.


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