Paws for a Cause

HARLINGEN — Wanna make sure the family kitty has all his shots?

Bring him and the dog to Paws for a Cause Rabies Clinic this Saturday. The clinic at the Humane Society of Harlingen will be offering rabies and other vaccinations at a reduced cost.

“We give opportunities to low income families for animals that will never see a vet, to make it affordable for them,” said Misael Lerma, manager of the Humane Society at 1106 Markowsky.

He said the Humane Society hopes that once families get their animals vaccinated against rabies, parvo, distemper and other maladies, they’ll be encouraged to come back. The clinics are held the first Saturday of each month.

“We educate them about heartworms, flea and tick medication, and the vaccinations that their animals require,” he said.

The Humane Society will also test animals for heartworms and offer heartworm medication as well as treatments for fleas and ticks.

“It’s important because it is the law to vaccinate your animal against rabies every year,” Lerma said. “We’re being compliant to city ordinance, and this is what we’re doing to make it affordable for the people and for the benefit of the animal.”

The clinic will also provide microchipping in compliance with city ordinance.

If You Go

WHAT: Paws for a Cause Rabies Clinic

WHERE: Humane Society of Harlingen

1106 Markowsky

WHEN: Sat. 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Service Costs

Rabies Vaccination: $12

City Tag: $2

Puppy Shots (Parvo and Distemper) $15

Bordatella (Kennel cough) $15

Feline leukemia test: $15

Intestinal Deworming: $5 – $20

Flea and Tick

Prevention: $15-$20

Heartworm Test: $15

Nail Trimming: $5

Microchip: $20

Metal ID Tags: $5

For more information, call the Humane Society of Harlingen at 956-425-7297.