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Lake County Animal Shelter launches wellness program for cats and dogs

The Lake County Animal Shelter is launching a new Wellness Hour program for the public to schedule vaccines, microchipping and/or testing at the shelter. Appointments are offered in partnership with students in the Veterinary Assisting program at Lake Technical College and the Lake County Animal Shelter veterinary team.

image003“This program provides a learning opportunity for our resident Lake Tech students, promotes the health of pets in our community, and aids in proactive reunification of lost pets,” said Whitney Boylston, director of the Lake County Animal Shelter.

Wellness Hour services include:

  • $10/$20 Rabies Vaccine (1 or 3 years)
  • $10 Combo Vaccine (FVRCP-cat/DA2PP-dog)
  • $10 Bordetella Vaccine (dog)
  • $10 Heartworm Test (dog)
  • $10 FIV/FeLV Test (cat)
  • $5 Deworming
  • $10 Microchip
  • $7 Pet ID Tag (voluntary registration)

Wellness Hour services are available for cats and dogs. Appointments are required and can be scheduled here. Wellness Hour services are not a substitute for an annual visit to a private veterinarian and only healthy pets will be seen.

The shelter is located at 12280 County Road 448 in Tavares and is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed Wednesdays and holidays.

For more information on Lake County Animal Services, visit their website or follow their Facebook page.

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