Free vaccination and microchip clinic planned in Mill Spring

Published 1:21 pm Monday, June 19, 2023

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MILL SPRING–A free pet vaccination and microchip clinic will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Spring Fire Department, located at 145 Old Rutherfordton Road. The event is sponsored by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Foothills Humane Society and a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Executive Director of the Foothills Human Society Kat Hamilton, said the purpose of the event is to ensure that when a pet goes missing, every avenue is available to reunite the pet with their owners. 

“We understand that a large hurdle for some residents is time and cost,” Hamilton says.

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For those who are unable to attend the event, the Foothills Humane Society offers microchipping and rabies vaccines for $15 during normal business hours.

“We are hoping that this event removes the hurdles that our citizens might have, and in return, our community pets are properly vaccinated and microchipped so when or if they become lost, they will be more likely to go home instead of ending up in the shelter,” added Hamilton.

NC General Statute 130A-185 states that all dogs, cats and ferrets must be kept currently vaccinated against rabies. North Carolina law requires that “the owner of every dog and cat over four months of age shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies.” 

For more information, call (828) 817-7984.