The Brown County Humane Society’s annual Rabies and Vaccine Clinic will take place Sunday, April 30 at the Emergency Management Services building next to the Law Enforcement Center. The clinic will operate from 1 to 4 p.m. and is limited to the first 300 pets (cats and dogs) that show up that day.

All cats must be in carriers and all dogs must be leashed.

Sponsored by the Serving Pets Outreach Team, the community outreach program of the humane society, the clinic is an opportunity for Brown County residents to get their cats and dogs up-to-date on their yearly vaccines, including the legally required rabies vaccine.

The clinic will also be offering microchipping for both dogs and cats, and nail trimming for dogs.

Each service is $5, cash only.

Microchipping saves

The humane society strongly encourages owners to take advantage of the very low cost for microchipping at the clinic.In 2016, the shelter took in 239 lost pets. Although we were able to reunite 138 pets with their owners, many had no identification.

Of the pets returned to their owners, only eight of them were cats. If a cat is lost and doesn’t return quickly, owners often assume it’s been killed by a wild animal.

Lost cats can often be found months after they’ve gone missing, though, long after the family has lost hope and stopped looking.

There are many stories of cats being reunited with their family years after they were lost.

Spay/neuter special

SPOT is also offering a $1 spay/neuter special during April. Call the SPOT office at 812-703-0797 for an appointment to get your cats and dogs fixed. —Brown County Humane Society

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SPOT spay/neuter special: All cats and dogs fixed for $1 in April. Call 812-703-0797 for an appointment

Dawg Gone Walk & Fiesta: Sunday, May 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Deer Run Park. Tickets now on sale at bchumane.org.