Daytona Beach, FL - For the fourth time this year, Volusia County Animal Services (VCAS) is offering a free microchipping and rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, September 18. There will also be free pet food available. More than 1,400 pets have been microchipped during these events. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Animal Services’ headquarters, 1250 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach.
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH-Volusia) will be on hand offering free COVID-19 vaccinations with drive-thru service. The shot will be administered by a nurse while you’re in your vehicle. If this is your first in a two-shot series, you will need to follow up with the Health Department, local hospital or other medical facility, pharmacy, Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, or other public site offering vaccinations in order to get your second shot.
“Our community has been deeply impacted by the pandemic, and that’s why we continue to have these free events,” said Volusia County Animal Services Director Adam Leath. “Whether it’s microchipping or other services for your pet, or the COVID shot for you, we encourage anyone who needs any of these resources to come by on Saturday. It will be quick and it will be contact-less.”
The event is set up for safety and convenience. Pet owners will remain in their vehicles during the event and are encouraged to wear a face covering. For animals getting microchipped, dogs should be on a leash and all other pets, including cats, should be in a carrier. Staff will remove the pet from the vehicle for the quick and painless procedure. Just a few minutes later and the pets will be returned to their owner.
To expedite service at the event, the microchip consent form can be printed and filled out before arrival.