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Saturday, May 14, Animal Health Clinics Postponed

Friday, May 13, 2011
Due to forecasted rain, May 14 clinics in Wards 6 and 8 will be moved to Saturday, June 18.

Washington, DC

– The DC Department of Health (DOH)) has postponed its Saturday, May 14, animal health clinics in Wards 6 and 8 due to the strong likelihood of rain. The animal health clinics will now take place on Saturday, June 18, in Wards 6 and 8. 

New Dates for Ward 6 and 8 Animal Health Clinics:

 Ward 6  Ward 8                                      
 Saturday, June 18
 9 am - 11:30 am
 King Greenleaf Recreation Center
 201 N Street, SW

 Saturday, June 18  
 1:30 pm – 4 pm
 Oxon Run Park
 Wheeler Road and Mississippi Ave., SE

The free animal health clinics began May 7, 2011 and are a part of the Department’s efforts to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases transmitted from animals to humans.  Pet vaccination clinics are open to the pets of District residents, and will be offered until June 18.

In addition, District law requires all owners to license their dogs, and vaccinate all cats and dogs over four months old against rabies and distemper.  Dogs must be secured on a leash and cats must be secured in a carrier box. The cost of a dog licenses is $15 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $50 for an unspayed or unneutered dog.  Microchipping where available is offered by the Washington Humane Society at the cost of $35 per pet, and can be paid in cash only.  Pet owners are advised to bring pet vaccination records if pets have already been vaccinated prior to attending the animal health clinics.  Upcoming animal health clinics will also feature information on responsible pet ownership, such as how to properly dispose of dog waste and the importance of following the District’s leash law.

For more information regarding the animal health clinics, visit