Local animal welfare groups to provide FREE shots, food to pet owners in need

Photo provided by SPAY Baton Rouge.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Pet owners in Baton Rouge can gain some free help this weekend to keep their furry friend clean and healthy, too.

On Sunday, May 19, various local animal welfare groups have joined together to provide an animal wellness event at the Leo Butler Community Center (950 E. Washington Street). The event will provide free basic shots to those in underserved areas of Baton Rouge. They will also provide food for cats and dogs to those who need it.

Those who attend will also be given vouchers for low-cost spay and neuter services from SPAY Baton Rouge.

The shots will be administered by a licensed vet from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No registration is required. However, the shots will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis and will only continue until supplies last.

Free events such as this are available due to the many fundraising events that are held all across the city throughout the year. On the same day as the wellness event, SPAY is hosting one of those fundraising events at Neighborhood Pet Market on Perkins Road.

The Dogs ‘N’ Suds fundraiser will be held from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. You can bring your pooch over for a wash and flee bath. All they ask is that you provide a donation to gain the service. Keep in mind that all dogs are required to have rabies tags.

For more information about the wellness or fundraiser event, call (225) 772-8609.
 

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