World Rabies Day

The San Jacinto College South Campus natural sciences department will host its eighth annual World Rabies Day event, offering low-cost pet vaccinations, on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

San Jacinto College biology professor and Texas-licensed veterinarian Dr. Adam Eiler, along with Dr. Susan Pickle of the Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic, will provide several vaccinations for dogs and cats at a reduced rate to the community.

The World Rabies Day pet vaccination event will be held at the San Jacinto College South Campus in the Academic Wing - North (building 7) in rooms S7.124 and S7.128. The South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Rd., in Houston. Owners need to check-in their pets at the registration desk located in the P6 parking lot, directly outside the vaccination rooms. All pets should be in carriers or on a leash.

The newest canine vaccinations from last year will also be available: rattlesnake, common for hunting dogs, leptospirosis, and influenza. Available vaccinations and fees are as follows: dogs – rabies, $10; distemper/parvo, $15; bordetella, $15; leptospirosis, $15; rattlesnake, $25; influenza, $25. Cats – rabies, $10; distemper (FVRCP), $15; leukemia, $15. No additional veterinary services will be offered. Cash only accepted. All proceeds will benefit local animal rescue and rehabilitation facilities.

Pictured: The Belt family: Ladybird, Champ, Curtis Belt, Lizzy, Scooter, and Dana Belt, San Jacinto College cosmetology instructor. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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