COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Environmental Health Department held its annual drive-thru rabies clinic in the Columbus Civic Center Parking lot. Vaccinations were given to dogs and cats from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The pets had to be at least three months old to receive a vaccine. The cost of the vaccination was $5.
Representatives from Columbus Animal Care and Control were onsite to provide city permits to dog and cat owners for $10.
"These are generally dogs that are out and about, country dogs if you will, and yard dogs that may not be able to get in a car. So people make enough effort to get them over here and we reach out to more people that you would normally see in a veterinary setting," said Veterinarian Hank Hall.
Only Muscogee County residents are required to have a permit, but residents of all counties may bring their pets to the rabies clinic. Vaccines were donated.