Free health clinic for dogs

A free dog health clinic will be held on Sunday, June 17. Dogs will receive free DHPP and rabies vaccines along with identification and microchips.

Be a responsible pet owner, bring your four legged family members to a free health clinic for dogs.

Dog owners can save money by bringing their pets to a free health clinic on Sunday, June 10 at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx.

The rain date for the event will be Sunday, June 17.

The clinic, sponsored by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals, Low Cost Vet Mobile, ASPCA and Animal Care and Control of NYC, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with no pre-registration necessary.

Dogs will receive free DHPP and rabies vaccines along with identification tags and microchips.

Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance, said the vaccines serve many purposes.

“DHPP prevents common dog diseases such as distemper and parvo, but also protects them against dog viruses as well,” Hoffman said.

“The rabies vaccination is important, number one, because it is the law, and number two, to protect our dogs if they happen to come in contact with other dogs or wildlife that may have rabies.”

Hoffman said microchipping is important because if a person’s dog happens to get lost and wind up with animal control, staff can scan the microchip and return the dog to its owner.

The alliance will attempt to do six more clinics for dogs and cats this summer.

“As long as we can continue to do this, we would love to kee

p doing it,” Hoffman said. “It really is a good deal, if a pet owner was to take their pet to a clinic and had to pay for these services it would cost them hundreds of dollars. Here, you are getting it for free.”

Kirsten Sanchez can be reach via e-mail at or by phone at (718) 742-3394

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