Angels of Assisi holding low-cost pet health clinic in Galax Friday

New River Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Angels of Assisi)

GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — Angels of Assisi is partnering up with some New River Valley animal shelters — including the Twin County Humane Society and the Galax Carroll Grayson Animal Shelter — to hold a pet health clinic in Galax on Friday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 16, pet parents are invited to bring their furry friends to the Galax Municipal Golf Course for vaccinations, examinations, and microchips.

Rabies and distemper vaccines cost $20 together but $15 separately. Meanwhile, nail trims cost $5 and microchips are free and come with a lifetime registration.

Appointments are not necessary for this event, which is open to all cats and dogs.

The Twin County Humane Society says there are also a number of other seminars about taking care of animals — both in your home and around your community — over the course of the weekend at the golf course banquet facility. Those seminars are listed below:

  • Saturday, July 17:
    • 9 to 11 a.m. — “Learn How Trap Neuter Return (TNR) Helps Our Outdoor Cat Population and Solves Problems Effectively”
    • Noon to 2 p.m. — “Caring for Bottle Baby Kittens: Saving Lives of the Littlest Ones,” which will be presented by Susan Spaulding, Director of Neonatal Programs for the National Kitten Coalition
    • 3 to 5 p.m. — “How to Help Animals in Your Community: Volunteering to Save Lives”
  • Sunday, July 18:
    • Noon to 2 p.m.: Community discussion on animal welfare and needs, so bring your ideas, questions, complaints, and needs.

All participants are welcome to take advantage of the free pet food and supplies, the free human snacks, and raffle prizes, which will be available at each event while supplies last.

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