Low Cost Pet Vaccinations This Weekend

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(Memphis) The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will host Project STOP Vaccination Station this Saturday.

The $5 pet vaccination event is for pet owners who are Shelby County residents and who income-qualify.

The event is Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the HSMSC facility at 935 Farm Road.

In order to qualify for $5 vaccinations, pet owners must show proof of residence in Shelby County and participation in a needs-based public assistance program, such as Social Security, disability, unemployment, food stamps, Tenn Care, Medicare, or Medicaid, WIC, Reduced Lunch, or Section 8 Housing.

The vaccinations includes rabies.

Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in cat carriers.

Rabies licenses will be available for purchase for $6 for spayed/neutered dogs or $16 for intact dogs. Rabies licenses are not required for cats.

Project STOP (Solving the Overpopulation Problem) includes any HSMSC program that provides low-cost or free vaccinations, spays/neuters or microchips to pet owners in need.

In 2012, as part of Project STOP, the Humane Society vaccinated 728 pets, spayed and neutered 577 pets, and microchipped 123 pets.

The HSMSC hopes to spay and neuter 4,000 to 6,000 pets annually with a mobile unit which they are currently raising money to purchase.