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Animal Services Hosting Annual Drive-Thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic in Lake Charles

Microchipping will also be available

Post Date:03/02/2018

Calcasieu Parish Animal Services' drive-thru rabies clinic in Lake Charles is coming up April 14.

 Clinic date, time, and location:

  • 7 a.m. - noon, Saturday, April 14: Burton Coliseum Complex’s parking lot, 7001 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles.

 The vaccination and licensing fee for an animal who is already spayed or neutered is $8. For an unaltered pet, the fee is $10. Microchipping will also be available at the clinics.

 All cats must be in portable kennels.

 Residents can pay with cash or checks only – no debit or credit cards will be accepted.

 Last year, a total of 4,301 pets were served during the Sulphur and Lake Charles clinics.

 Calcasieu Parish and Louisiana state codes requires all dogs and cats over three months of age be vaccinated and licensed. These drive-thru clinics help prevent the spread of the rabies infection and once vaccinated, your pet is required to wear a rabies license tag. Cat owners are encouraged to place the tag on a humane, breakaway collar.

 A reminder: the legal definition of a pet owner is “any person, business or any other legal entity that provides care, harbors, acts as custodian, or permits and animal to remain on or about his premises.”  In the event someone is bitten, this person or entity could be held responsible.

 For more information, contact Animal Services at 337-721-3730 or visit

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