Saturday, March 24

Rabies Clinics on Saturdays


Franklin County Animal Control, in conjunction with local veterinarians, Dr. Traci Helton and staff from Midtown Veterinary Services and Hospital, Dr. Harry Prince and staff from Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, as well as Drs. George and Ashley Bowers and staff from Animal Care Center, will be conducting clinics on Saturdays throughout the month of March. In addition to these scheduled community clinics, each of the four local veterinary offices, including Lakeside Veterinary Clinic, will be offering rabies vaccinations to any healthy dog or cat during their regular office hours at the discounted price. No appointment is necessary.
The Tennessee Anti-Rabies Law states that dogs and cats may be vaccinated as early as three months of age and must be vaccinated by 6 months of age to be compliant with the law.
For the first four Saturdays in the month of March, rabies clinics will be set up at community centers, churches, and parks across the county. There have been efforts made  in recent years, to offer clinics on the outskirts of the county in an effort to be more accessible to those residents and their pets. The two newest clinics are being held in Sherwood and on Keith Springs.
Pet owners are asked to support and attend the clinic convenient to them and to take advantage of the discounted price. The cost of each rabies vaccination is only $11 per dog or cat. The goal of these clinics is to vaccinate as many dogs and cats as possible.
The following are the dates, times, and place of each rabies clinic:
Saturday, March 3—Cowan from 8:30–9 a.m. at the Police Dept (Old City Hall); Sherwood from 9:30–10 a.m. at the Community Center (Old School); Midway from 10:30–11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church; Sewanee from 12:30–1:30 p.m. at the Public School; Oak Grove from 2 –2:20 p.m. at the Community Center; Decherd from 2:30–3 p.m. at the New City Hall;
Saturday, March 10—Broadview from 8:30–9:45 a.m. at Bethel Methodist Church; Lexie Crossroads from 10:15–11 a.m. at Lexie Church; Estill Springs from 1 –2 p.m. at the City Park; Capitol Hill from 2:15–2:45 p.m. at the Community Center;
Saturday, March 17—Old Salem from 8:30–9 a.m. at Salem House; Huntland from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at City Hall; Liberty from 11 –11:45 a.m. at Liberty Community Center; Winchester Springs from 1:30–2:15 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ (Old School); Center Grove from 2:30–4 p.m. at the Community Center;
Saturday, March 24—Winchester from 9 –11 a.m.  at the Board of Education Special Services (Old Health Department); Keith Springs from 9 –10 a.m. at the Community Center; Belvidere from 10:30–11:30 a.m. at the Community Center.
Anyone with questions about the Franklin County Rabies Clinics can call 967–5389 or one of the county veterinary offices.