Protect your pets!

The County Department of Animal Service will offer a rabies vaccination, dog licensing and microchipping clinic from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday April 18.  The clinic will be held at the County animal shelter at 5480 Gaines St. in San Diego.

“Get a rabies vaccination, purchase a license, a microchip, and pick up a coupon to spay or neuter your pet!” said Dawn Danielson, director of County Animal Services. 

There will be $25 coupons available to neuter male dogs, cats and rabbits, and $50 coupons to spay female dogs, cats and rabbits.  These services are available for residents who live in the County’s service area of the unincorporated county or the cities that contract with the County: San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Santee.

Rabies vaccinations are available for dogs four months or older and cats three months or older for $6.00.  Dog licenses, which are required by law, may be purchased for one, two, or three years.

With proof of a dog license, the Department will microchip dogs for a one-time fee of $20, which includes the registration.  There is no license requirement for cats, and the Department welcomes both rabbits and cats for microchipping as well.

Owners who have failed to ever license their dog, or have allowed their dog’s license to lapse, will be offered amnesty from any late fees during the event.

For the protection of owners and their pets, dogs must be on a leash and cats and rabbits in a carrier while at the clinic.  For more information, contact the County Department of Animal Services at (619) 767-2675 or visit its Web site at