Get Your Dog or Cat Licensed and Vaccinated at Responsible Pet Ownership Day Saturday
By Susan Schrock
Posted on June 03, 2016, June 03, 2016

Get Your Dog or Cat

Is your pet licensed? Join the City of Arlington for free micro chipping, low-cost vaccinations and to purchase a city license for your dog or cat during a Responsible Pet Ownership Day event.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Arlington Animal Services Center, 1000 S.E. Green Oaks Boulevard.

Animal Services Manager Chris Huff said being a responsible pet owner . having your animal licensed and micro chipped, spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccines . can save families money as well as save the life of a family pet.

"Every dog and cat in the City of Arlington should be licensed,' Huff said. "It can mean a free ride home if the animal is micro chipped and impounded. You don't have to pay those impoundment fees if you show you are a responsible pet owner.'

An annual pet license is $7 if the animal is altered and $30 if the animal is not altered.

Activities at Saturday's event include crafts with Golden PAWS volunteers, snow cones, a doggie kissing booth, Ask Dr. Jenkins, pet grief sessions and more. TCAP will be providing low-cost vaccinations from 10 a.m. to noon and the free micro chipping is available for the first 75 dogs and cats that arrive between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Pet adoptions will be reduced during the event . $50 for dogs and $10 cats. Pet food donations brought to the event will benefit Arlington Animal Services and Meals on Wheels clients.

For more information, email chris.huff@arlingtontx.gov.

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