DETROIT (WWJ) – Are you a Wayne County resident who can’t afford vaccinations for your pet? All About Animals Rescue has received a grant to provide rabies and distemper shots for free.
Spokeswoman Catherine Garrett said the shots are often last on the list for many pet owners who are struggling to pay their bills, but they are very important.
“By law, you do have to have the rabies vaccine. It’s certainly helpful should your dog get into any kind of trouble or gets loose, you know, that really helps them out when they already have the rabies vaccine and you can prove that. Otherwise, there are a lot of tickets and of course the potential spread of disease or picking up rabies from another wildlife,” said Garrett.
The shots are available through a grant from the ASPCA, but are for Wayne County residents only.
Garrett said going without the shots can land a pet owner with a lot of expense if their dog or cat bites someone.
“They do have a hold time for 10 days but it’s also very expensive to have you pet held for that amount of time. So unfortunately, if you can avoid having anything like that happen, just get your pet vaccinated for rabies. It’s so easy,” said Garrett.
For a list of locations and more information, visit allaboutanimalsrescue.org.