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Low Cost Vaccines for Downtown's Dogs

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 08:10AM
Close Up Ed Fuentes

A curious pup sniffs the camera at 2009's Downtown Dog Day Afternoon.

Canine companions have played a key role in Downtown's revitalization, and nowhere is that more apparent than at social events like Downtown Dog Day Afternoon or in the push for amenities like the Arts District's new Saslow Dog Park.

On Saturday, May 28, New City Church and Agape Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic are teaming up for an event that may be a little less popular with the pups, but will offer an important service to those who live Downtown andin the surrounding communities.

New City pastor Kevin Haah says that the church sees the event as a way to serve its neighbors. "In this economically difficult time, we simply wanted to serve the residents in downtown through this low-cost vaccine clinic. I’ve heard people say that there are more dogs in downtown than humans. We wanted to do something to serve this community through the gifts and talents we have at church."

Three kinds of vaccinations will be offerred at the Spring Arts Tower (211 W. 5th) between 10am and 12pm and 2pm and 4pm. Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus and Bordetella vaccines will be $12 each, and Rabies vaccine will be offered for $10. The veterinarians administering the shots are volunteering their time to the effort.


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