$5 Vaccines for Pets of Shelby County Residents Receiving Government Assistance

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County is hosting four vaccine clinics throughout 2019, which began in March. The low-cost vaccine clinics are for the pets of Shelby County residents who receive government assistance.

“Vaccinations are probably the most important preventative medicine we have for our pets. They also help keep animals out of our city shelters and in their loving homes where they belong,” says Matthew Womack, Community Outreach and Humane Education Manager at the Humane Society. “We just want to do our part and help provide all pet owners, no matter their income level, with the opportunity to give their pet the safety and peace of mind that comes with vaccinations.”

Local veterinarians volunteering their time are present, along with vet staff and volunteers, to administer the full complement of dog and cat vaccinations. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in cat carriers. Vaccines are available for $5 per pet, which includes rabies vaccine plus a 4-in-1 shot for dogs and cats. The option to purchase a rabies tag onsite is available for $6 for spayed/neutered dogs and $16 for intact dogs. Cats do not require a rabies tag or certification. Pet owners should bring proof of income qualification. 

The clinics are held at the Humane Society facility on 935 Farm Road near Shelby Farms Park. Pet owners are asked to enter the event from the Shelby County Code Enforcement parking lot and proceed down the gravel road. Volunteers will help with the paperwork and collection of the $5 per pet donation. Pet owners are asked to stay in their vehicle with their pets during the event to reduce the waiting time and to keep everyone comfortable. The Humane Society reserves the right to refuse any animal that poses a risk to staff or volunteers.

To learn about the next scheduled Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic, call 901.937.3900 or email kwalker@memphishumane.org.

The HSMSC operates a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with the capacity to house nearly 3,500 cats and dogs annually. Our mission is to provide lifesaving medical and behavioral programs for injured and abused animals as well as provide low-cost vaccine clinics and spay/neuter services to the public to reduce pet overpopulation. Visit the facility at 935 Farm Road.