On Saturday, September 14, the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Brewster location will be holding a low-cost rabies and microchip clinic – all dogs and cats living in Massachusetts are required by law to have an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
The clinic will held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ARL’s Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center, located at 3981 Main St. (Route 6A) in Brewster.
The cost is $10 for a rabies vaccine and $20 for a microchip. No appoint is necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
Following the vaccine, pets will receive a tag verifying the vaccination and microchips will also be registered on-site.
While the rabies vaccine is required by law, microchipping is not, but if your pet becomes lost, a microchip drastically increases the likelihood of a reunion. An AVMA study shows that 52 percent of dogs with microchips are reunited with owners, versus just 21 percent of dogs with no microchip. Owner return rates for cats with microchips is 38 percent versus just 1.8 percent without a chip.