Annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinics set in Calcasieu - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Annual low-cost rabies vaccination clinic set in Calcasieu

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

In an effort to prevent the spread of rabies infection in Calcasieu Parish, the Office of Animal Services will be offering a drive-through rabies clinic from 7 a.m. to noon on April 13 at Sulphur High School Parking Lot, 9th grade campus.

According to Louisiana State Code, all dogs and cats over the age of three months are required to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed.

Vaccination and licensing rates for spayed/neutered animals is $8. Unaltered pets will cost $10. 

Cats must be in a portable kennel.

Pet owners may pay by cash or check.

Micro-chipping will also be available.

Officials said once a pet is vaccinated by a licensed Louisiana Veterinarian in Calcasieu Parish, pets are required to wear a license tag in all areas of the parish. Cat owners are also encouraged to place the tag on a humane breakaway collar.

Officials are also reminding residents or groups feeding stray animals that they should be mindful that they assume ownership of animals under their care.

Officials said the legal definition of a pet owner is "any person, business or any other legal entity that provides care, harbors, acts as custodian, or permits an animal to remain on or about his premises." In the event someone is bitten, this person or entity could be held responsible, according to officials.

For more information, call Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center at 721-3730.

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