Vaccination clinics held this week to fight distemper, rabies -

Vaccination clinics held this week to fight distemper, rabies

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Pet owners will have access to low-cost vaccinations this week, thanks to the work a St. Louis alderwoman and a local advocacy group.  

Stop Pet Overpopulation Today (SPOT), along with Alderwoman Dionne Flowers, and the City of St. Louis Animal Care and Control is hosting two events this week to help pet owners supply their pets with vaccinations at an affordable price.

SPOT is a local group that works to reduce the number of pet deaths from euthanasia by offering low-cost spay and neutering options by local veterinarians. This week, they are helping pets receive affordable vaccinations from diseases like rabies and distemper. 

On Oct. 30, News 4 reported that several dogs were put down, and a shelter was shut down, due to the recent distemper outbreak. Police said raccoons carrying the distemper disease were seen in places like Creve Couer and Webster Groves. 

Pet owners can receive distemper vaccinations for $10, rabies shots for $10, and have a microchip for their pets for $25 cash. 

Rabies vaccinations are required for pets living in the city of St. Louis. 

The event will be held at Charlotte's Hall on 8709 Riverview Boulevard, in the North Point neighborhood in north St. Louis. 

Pets can receive these vaccinations this Wednesday, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., and Nov. 5 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. 

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