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Rabies Clinics to be Held In June and July

Staff Report

The City of Cerritos will hold two low-cost rabies clinics for dogs and cats in Shelter 1 at Cerritos Park East from 6:30 to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, July 27.

Rabies shots for dogs and cats will be available for $10, and canine bordetella (kennel cough) shots cost $17 each.

Canine coronavirus vaccines are $14, and Lyme disease vaccines will be $23.

DHPP shots, also known as the “6-in-1” vaccine that protects dogs from distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus, will be available for $19.

The comparable “4-in-1” (FVRCPP) shot for cats cost $18. Feline bordetella (FIP) shots will be $23, and feline coronavirus (FELV) shots are $20. In addition to vaccination fees, a $3 biohazard disposal fee will be charged for each treated animal.

Checks for vaccines should be made payable to the City of Cerritos. A driver’s license number and expiration date are required on all checks.

AVID microchipping will also be available for $25 per cat or dog. In addition to an annual rabies shot, dogs four months and older are required by law to have a license.

Dog licenses will be sold to Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill residents at the clinics.

Dog license fees for Cerritos residents are $20, or $10 for dogs that are spayed or neutered (a certificate is required to receive the discount).

Seniors ages 60 and older may purchase up to three half-price licenses per household for dogs that are spayed or neutered.

To obtain a license, dog owners must show a copy of a current rabies certificate, valid for 12 months, and a sterility certificate if the dog is spayed or neutered.

Checks for dog licenses should be made payable to Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Pet owners must keep their dogs on leashes and cats in pet carriers during the clinics. For more information about animal licenses, call Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.