01 June 2016

HEALTH - Hamilton Low Cost Rabies Clinic Hosted by PetValu

Dr. Jeff Rabinovich, from the Bridletown Warden Animal Hospital, and his partners have successfully completed ten low cost rabies vaccine and microchip clinics in Ontario.

But due to the high incidence of rabies in the Hamilton area, Rabinovich has added an additional clinic this Sunday.

The initial clinics, done in partnership with PJ’s Pets, Pet Culture and HomeSafeTM, resulted in 929 rabies vaccinations and 360 microchip implants. All microchip implants included a HomeSafeTM package, providing the owner with lifetime protection for their animals.

The numbers are lower than last year, primarily due to the closing of PJ’s Pet Stores - the Hamilton and Brantford stores were unavailable this year.

Undaunted, Rabinovich found another partner to serve these areas.

The Hamilton area is a known hot-spot for rabies in Ontario, and I felt I needed to try to help with low cost protection,” said Rabinovich. “Fortunately PetValu offered to host a clinic at their 801 Mohawk Rd West store, so we will be there this Sunday 1pm to 4pm rain or shine!”

The cost is $25 per rabies vaccine, $25 per microchip/HomeSafe™ registration combo, or $50 for both including HST (cash only).

There will be 200 vaccinations available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
801 Mohawk Rd. West
1 - 4pm
Sunday, June 5th

Individuals attending the clinics have expressed their gratitude for the service and concern about where future clinics may be held.

With no definitive answer regarding new locations, Rabinovich promises to work hard at maintaining this service as it is the only way some owners can afford rabies protection.

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