City offering free pet vaccinations

Posted July 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Northeast News
July 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kansas City, Mo., will partner with the Raytown Animal Hospital to host two free pet vaccinations and microchipping clinic.

The first event will be held from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, 4700 Cleveland Ave. The second event will take place again from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Marlborough Park, located at 83rd St. and Park Ave.

Patrick Egberuare, manager of the Animal Health and Public Safety Division, said in a press release that vaccinating pets will help them stay healthy and rabies-free. Also, pets that are microchipped can more easily be reunited with their owners.

“So often, the city’s animal shelter takes in animals that are owned pets, but without a license tag and microchip, we cannot contact the owner,” Egberuare said.

Rabies vaccinations and microchipping will be free, however, pet owners will be required to buy a city license for each participating pet at the cost of $10. This offer is open to all Kansas City, Mo., pet owners who are not current on rabies and pet licensing. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

For more information, contact Patrick Egberuare at the Animal Health and Public Safety Division of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department at 816-513-9803 or Dr. Heath Rose, of the Raytown Animal Hospital, at 816-353-3666.