Monday, May 14, 2012

Humane Society of Michigan to hold 22nd year of Protect-A-Pet Clinics in Detroit

We hear these stories all the time - families facing financial difficulties are forced to give up their beloved pet, simply because they cannot afford to properly care for them any longer. Pets can be a source of comfort and support in tough times, making us feel better when nothing else really can. With much of the country still struggling economically shelters are still seeing an increase in pet surrenders. Organizations like the Michigan Humane Society (MHS) are trying to ease the financial burden of pet care with their Protect-A-Pet clinics.

For the 22nd year, the Michigan Humane Society will be holding low-cost vaccination and microchipping clinics throughout the city of Detroit for low-income pet parents. Over the past 22 years MHS have helped keep over 60,000 pets healthy with their Protect-A-Pet clincs. The clinics will be for healthy dogs and cats who are 6 weeks or older. Pricing will be as follows:

Pet Licensing for Detroit Residents:
$10 for unspayed or unneutered pet 
$5 for spayed or neutered pet

Microchips will be $10 for each animal.

Vaccinations will be $3 for each shot. Vaccinations available include Rabies Vaccine (for healthy dogs & cats 4 months and older), FVRCP (for healthy cats over 6 weeks), and DHLP-P (for healthy dogs over 6 weeks). 

The first of these clinics was held this past weekend in Clark Park on May 12th. There are three more clinics scheduled this summer. For directions to these locations go here

June 2 - Balduck Park
June 23 - Palmer Park
July 14 - Stoepel #1 Park

Clinics run from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., and services will be limited to the first 800 animals at each clinic. It is suggested that you get there early to insure being one of the first 800.  All pets attending the clinic must be leashed or in a carrier. In order to receive services pet parents are asked to show proof of limited income. A list of acceptable documentation is available on their website. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash only on the day of the clinic. 

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