A Derry veterinarian will conduct a rabies clinic at the Central Fire Station in Londonderry to raise money for the Greater Derry Humane Society.
“The Humane Society has been looking to have better reach into Londonderry,” Londonderry Times Publisher Deb Paul said. She helped organize the event.
The Town previously held rabies clinics several years ago at the Fire Station, where residents could get their pets up-to-date on their required rabies vaccinations at a reasonable price, according to Paul.
Dr. Eugene Handel of Handel with Care Veterinary Hospital in Derry has committed to administering rabies shots at the clinic, which is to be held May 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Central Station in Londonderry.
Rabies shots are $15, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the Humane Society.
“The Humane Society is really in need of more people to foster (animals). They’re looking to set up a fund to help people in need be able to afford their pets, whether it’s dog food or a vet visit. They’re trying to help these people to be able to hold onto their pets in a bad financial time,” Paul said.
Additionally, the Humane Society hopes to raise awareness for its work in the community and its need for volunteers.
WoofMeow and TD Bank have donated dog bones and other pet items for the clinic.
Paul said they are also working to organize a community barbecue with Bingo on the Town Common or at the Morrison House, where dogs would be welcome and trainers would be present to offer advice to pet owners.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering their time to help with the rabies clinic may contact Deb Paul at 537-2760.
For more information about the Greater Derry Humane Society, visit www.derryhumanesociety.com/.