Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) and Irving Animal Services are teaming up to provide free rabies vaccines and free microchips for cats and dogs on Saturday, Nov 11.
This event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane.
"Vaccinating pets against rabies is crucial for pet’s health and for safeguarding the community," said Stacey Schumacher, TCAP Executive Director. "By offering these essential vaccines at no cost, we hope to promote responsible pet ownership and protect both the health of pets and the local community from the risks associated with rabies."
Rabies is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease affecting the spinal cord of animals and humans. The virus is spread through infected animals' saliva or nervous system tissue.
In addition to the free rabies vaccines, Irving Animal Care Campus is sponsoring free microchips for Irving residents. Proof of residency is required via a government-issued ID or utility bill. By offering microchips free, TCAP and shelter officials hope more pets will find their way home when lost – lessening the number of pets housed at the city shelter.
Additional vaccines and wellness services will be offered at TCAP's low-cost prices during the event. For a complete listing of these services or to learn more about the vaccinations recommended annually for your pet, visit https://texasforthem.org/vaccinations-and-wellness/
About Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP)
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection is a nonprofit organization committed to providing high-quality, low-cost veterinary services to underserved communities. With a focus on spay/neuter surgeries and preventive care, TCAP seeks to reduce pet overpopulation and improve animal welfare across Texas. Through its eight North Texas locations, more than 40 offsite travel locations, and educational initiatives, TCAP strives to make a significant and lasting impact on the lives of animals and those who love them.