Animal Shelter to host open house, shot clinic
Published 8:49 am Friday, March 18, 2016
Pet owners seeking training, grooming and educational resources as well as those looking to adopt need look no further — the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter is partnering with a dozen agencies in the region to offer an open house and low-cost shot clinic on April 2.
“This is part of our ongoing effort to unite regional agencies to improve the health and quality of life of animals in Carter County,” said shelter Director Stacey Heiden.
The inaugural open house will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., when the shot clinic will begin. Heiden said domestic, farm and exotic pet owners can all benefit from attending, whether it is by learning about services, networking, receiving low-cost spay/neuter vouchers or just socializing with their furry friends.
Foster pets will be available for meet and greet and adoption, and there will be all-day adoption specials on shelter pets.
Heiden said there is no better time to update rabies vaccines, when just this week, the Health Department confirmed two cases of rabies in dogs in Middle Tennessee.
Three veterinarians, Dr. Ashley Eisenback, Dr. Andrew Pisacano and Dr. Rachel Fogg, will be on site managing the shot clinic. Pet owners may bring their pets to get rabies shots for $10, dog DAPP vaccine for $15, cat FRCP vaccine for $15, and microchipping for $15. Combination rabies and booster is also available for $22. Payment for vaccine services must be in cash, and exact change is preferred.
Agencies that will be present include Appalachian Feral Cat Allies, Carter County Humane Society, Chainfree Bristol, Department of Agriculture, East Tennessee Spay and Neuter, Exotic Pet Education, Friends of ECCAS, Grooming Tails Pet Spa, Lost and Found Pets of the Tri-Cities TN/VA, Off-leash K9 Training, and Wynnwood Wildlife Rehab.
“This is a great day for animal lovers to bring out their families and to see what all we have to offer,” said Heiden.
New and gently used pet clothes and new pet supplies will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to Friends of the ECCAS to support projects and events for the shelter.
All dogs must be on leash and all cats in carriers. Heiden said that due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged and guests may park on the grass outside of the fence.
For more information, contact the shelter at 423-547-6359, or visit the shelter’s Facebook page, Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter.