Final 2012 Healthy Pet Clinic to serve 1,000th pet

Puppy treated at St. Lucy's Church during Syracuse Healthy Pet Clinic.

The final Healthy Pet Clinic of the 2012 fall series will likely push the total number of dogs and cats served over the 1,000 mark in just 14 months of operation by the all volunteer service.

Another 100 plus pets are expected by organizers from the Shamrock Animal Fund and the Central New York Animal Welfare Coalition. Volunteer veterinarians from the Syracuse area will be joined by staff and students from the Cornell University Shelter Medicine program is operating eight to ten exam tables.

For $10 the pet receives an exam, vaccinations, flea/tick treatment and other services as providing by the veterinary staff.

The final edition of the series of fall clinics takes place at St. Lucyâ??s Church at 425 Gifford Street in Syracuse from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday November 11th.These clinics specifically are offered for residents of Syracuseâ??s south and near west sides. Pet owners who live outside of the Syracuse city limits cannot be served.

People are encouraged to arrive early. Owners must bring documentationof financial need and proof of address. Income limits are $25,000 per individual or $40,000 for a household. There is a $10 cash fee per animal.

Owners need to bring past veterinary and vaccination records. Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be leashed. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. The City of Syracuse will offer dog licensing for an additional fee of$10 per dog that is fixed and $20 per dog that is not fixed.

Onondaga County is assisting with support on rabies vaccinations and tags.Information will also be given on low cost spaying and neutering.

Up to eight exam tables will be in operation staffed by volunteer veterinarians and veterinary technicians from several Central New York animal hospitals.

You can find more information about the fall Healthy Pet Clinics and pastClinics by going to or

Pet owners can call 315-415-8563 with questions or e-mail:

The Shamrock Animal Fund is a 501c3 not-for-profit started by CNYCentralNBC 3 news anchor and Managing Editor Matt Mulcahy and his wife Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy.

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