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DC Department of Health to Host Free Animal Health Clinics

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DC Department of Health to Host Free Animal Health Clinics

Clinics will be offered in every Ward starting May 7.

Washington, DC

– The DC Department of Health (DOH) announced today that it will begin hosting its annual free pet vaccination and health service clinics in each ward of the District starting this coming Saturday, May 7, 2011.  As in previous years DOH has offered pet vaccinations, dog licenses and neutering and spaying services, however, this year the Department will offer additional services  and education sessions for residents and their pets.  

2011 Animal Health Fair Services

  • Free Vaccinations
  • Dog Licenses
  • Microchipping
  • Adoptable Animals
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Learn about Animal Laws
  • Ask the Veterinarian 

The free animal health clinics are a part of the Department’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases transmitted from animals to humans.  Pet vaccination clinics are open to the pets of District residents, and will be offered from May 7 to June 11.

In addition, District law requires all owners to license their dogs, and vaccinate all cats and dogs over four months old against rabies and distemper.  Dogs must be secured on a leash and cats must be secured in a carrier box. The cost of a dog licenses is $15 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $50 for an unspayed or unneutered dog.  Microchipping where available is offered by the Washington Humane Society at the cost of $35 per pet, and can be paid in cash only. 

Pet owners are advised to bring pet vaccination records if pets have already been vaccinated prior to attending the animal health clinics.  Upcoming animal health clinics will also feature information on responsible pet ownership, such as how to properly dispose of dog waste and the importance of following the District’s leash law.

Animal Health Clinic Sites   
  • Saturday, May 7
    9 am - 11:30 am
    Parkview Recreation Center
    693 Otis Place, NW 
      
  • Saturday, May 7
    1:30 pm - 4 pm
    Webb School Parking Lot 
    1375 Mount Olive Road, NE
  •  Saturday, May 14
     9 am - 11:30 am
     King Greenleaf Recreation Center
     201 N Street, SW
  •  Saturday, May 14
     1:30 pm - 4 pm
     Mississippi Avenue, and Wheeler Road, SE 
    **NOTE  Due to the rain has been moved to June 18. The locations are the same. 

 

  •  Saturday, May 21
     9 am - 11:30 am
     Upshur Recreation Center
     4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
  •  Saturday, May 21
     1:30 pm - 4 pm
     Triangle Park
      Minnesota Avenue and Croffut Place, SE
  • Saturday, June 11
    9 am - 11:30 am
    Shaw Dog Park
    11th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW  
  • Saturday, June 11
    1:30 PM - 4 pm
    Newark Street, Dog Park
    39th and Newark Street, NW  

For more information regarding the animal health clinics, visit doh.dc.gov.