Animal Control offers free pet vaccinations

In an effort to improve the health of animals throughout the area and help save Bay County residents money, Bay County Animal Control is offering free pet vaccinations on Saturday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Animal Control Facility.

The vaccines are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available to inoculate up to 1,000 dogs and 1,000 cats from rabies, canine and feline distemper and parvo.

With the economy the way it is, I think it's a real positive thing that we're going to do, said Bay County Animal Control Director Jim C rosby.
And, this effort will help jumpstart good health for Bay County's

The vaccinations being offered could save pet owners from $40 to $65, Crosby said, adding that Bay County Animal Control is paying a very small fee for the treatments because they were purchased in bulk.

Having pets vaccinated is very important, Crosby said.

"We recently got a rabies alert in Walton County, and that should remind everybody that even though we don't see it often, rabies is still around and threatens both animals and humans,Crosby said.

Parvo and distemper, he said, are both often fatal diseases for pets.

The vaccinations are good for one year and are free for all Bay County cats and dogs.

The Animal Control Facility is located at 6401 Bay Line Drive, off U. S.

For more information, call Bay County Animal Control at 767-3333.