By Becca Freed

Low-cost vaccine clinic held at Berkeley Animal Care Services in October 2009. Photo by Patsy Slater

The city’s animal shelter and the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society are teaming up to hold their second vaccine and microchip clinic this weekend. Vaccines for rabies, dog distemper and parvo (DHPP), dog kennel cough, and common cat infections (FVRCP), will be offered for $5 each.

Microchips, which provide permanent pet ID and help reunite lost pets and owners, will be available for $15. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The clinic will be held outside Berkeley Animal Care Services (on Second Street at Addison) on Sunday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with last clients accepted at 2 p.m. All dogs must be on leash and all cats in carriers. For information, call (510) 981-6600.

The first clinic, held last October, was over capacity, with clients lined up an hour before the opening. The coalition producing this event—Berkeley Animal Care Services, the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society, and the Berkeley Animal Welfare Fund—hopes to keep expanding the services it can provide to low-income pet owners.

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