JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) will hold their first ever low cost healthy pet clinic this week.
The south county clinic will be held on Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.
CCHS officials said no appointments are necessary. The clinic will operate on a first come, first served basis, and is for healthy dogs and cats only.
“Through the low cost clinics we held in 2018, CCHS provided care for nearly 500 pets,” said CCHS Executive Director Kellie Roberts. “We have seen that there is a definite need in the community for these basic veterinary services. These are pets who otherwise may not receive basic health care.”
The low cost Healthy Pet Clinic is a one-stop wellness shop, with participants having their visit with local veterinarian Harry Shaw DVM.
In addition to a basic examination and core vaccinations, deworming and other wellness services will be provided as needed and there will be the option to purchase flea and tick products at special CCHS pricing, including Seresto collars, Advantage II for cats, and K9 Advantix II.
“St. Luke’s is so accommodating to the community, whether you are planning a public or private event, I would recommend working with them,” said CCHS Community Relations Director Brian Papalia. “We would also like to extend our thanks to the Bertha Hamilton Trust at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the funding that makes these clinics possible for our friends and neighbors. We are also very thankful to Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa for the support they are giving the Healthy Pet Clinics in 2019.”
Participants should also come prepared with dogs properly leashed and cats in carriers.
Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Previous rabies vaccination certificates and any veterinarian records from the past year should be on hand if available.
A small co-pay will be requested for basic services, although receiving care is not based on one’s ability to pay.
Other services, including heartworm, Lyme disease, and feline leukemia testing will be available at a low cost. For more visit SPCApets.com.