In response to limited veterinary services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Front Street Animal Shelter will be hosting five drive-through clinics offering pet vaccines and microchips at several locations across Sacramento.
The clinics are available for free to pet owners who live within city limits and offer several services, including vaccinations for dogs and cats, microchipping and a free first-time pet license. About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip stores a pet-owner’s contact information under the skin of a dog or cat and can be read by a veterinarian or animal shelter if the animal is lost.
“Because of limited veterinary services during the pandemic, many animals are not getting the care they need,” said Front Street Shelter Manager Phillip Zimmerman. “Our pets still need vaccinations and having your pet microchipped is one of the best ways to get your pet back if they ever run away.”
Clinics are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates and locations:
- March 14 at Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.)
- April 11 at Robertson Community Center (3525 Norwood Ave.)
- May 9 at Pannell Community Center (2450 Meadowview Road)
- June 13 at Oak Park Community Center
- July 11 at Robertson Community Center
Masks and social distancing are required at each of the clinics. People can find more information at the Front Street Shelter’s clinic webpage.
More than 350 animals have been served by the Front Street Shelter clinics since the shelter began offering them in Oct. 2020.