Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield hopes to raise awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership. Whitfield proclaimed April 30 through May 5 as “Pet Health Awareness Week” in Walker County.
The week will be observed with special pricing at the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, a number of rabies clinics and a public input session on animal care issues. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and make healthy choices for their pets.
For those looking for a new companion animal, the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will drop the adoption fee on shelter dogs to just $25 during “Pet Health Awareness Week.” The special pricing begins April 30th, which is also “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.” Animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to being sent home with their new family.
Six rabies clinics will also be held throughout Walker County to coincide with “Pet Health Awareness Week.” Residents can have their dogs or cats vaccinated for just $15 (cash only) on the following dates and times:
Saturday, April 28:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Gordon Lee High School
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Rock Spring Elementary
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Naomi Elementary
Saturday, May 5:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Chattanooga Valley Elementary
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Walker County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Gilbert Elementary
In addition to these events, a public input session on animal care issues will take place on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring.