Get pets vaccinated and chipped this weekend

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This weekend the Pearl River County SPCA will host their bi-annual vaccination and microchip clinic.

According to previous Item coverage, pet owners can bring their furry friends to the shelter to receive vaccinations and microchip implants. Dog washing and nail clipping will also be available for a nominal fee.

According to, vaccinating your pets can help them live long and healthy lives. Vaccines protect pets from life-threatening diseases.

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The website also states that microchips have proven to be one of the most effective ways to recover lost animals.

With that being said, it would benefit pet owners a great deal to take advantage of this special offer.

The fees range from $7 to $25 and all services will be administered by a local veterinarian, a previous Item article states.

In today’s economic climate, caring for your pets can often be expensive and sometimes pets, due to uncontrollable circumstances, they are unable to receive their yearly vaccines.

This is the perfect opportunity to provide your pet with not only their yearly vaccine, but also a microchip.

In the event your beloved animal is lost, a simple scan of this chip can help ensure they are brought back safely.

The event will take place Saturday, May 2 at the shelter located at 1700 Palestine Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for dog washing and nail clipping is $5 each and $8 for both, previous Item coverage states. Shelter staff would like to remind pet owners to bring their animals on a leash or in a carrier.

We applaud the PRCSPCA for their efforts in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all animals in the county.

It’s an important job and one they appear to be doing well.

For more information about the clinic, contact staff at the shelter at 601-798-8000.