Pinellas County Animal Services has reduced the days that rabies vaccinations are available to the public. A licensed veterinarian will administer the vaccines on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and no appointments are necessary. The change became effective Monday, March 4.
Rabies vaccinations are also administered by licensed veterinarians throughout the county. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their pets to a veterinarian on a regular basis to keep all vaccines up to date and ensure their pets’ health.
“We are constantly looking at opportunities to deliver quality services in the most efficient and cost-effective ways,” said Maureen Freaney, Pinellas County assistant county administrator. “Working with our partners in the veterinary community enables our citizens to receive services needed to keep their pets healthy.”
The regular hours of operation will be changing as well, and residents can look forward to an extra hour each day to visit the shelter for services that include dog and cat adoptions, pet licensing and reclaiming lost pets.
Starting April 1, the shelter’s hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s hours will be expanded to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and services will include adoptions.
“We are happy to accommodate residents’ schedules with these new hours,” said Freaney, “and we look forward to finding more ways to provide essential services to the community.”
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
For news on how to adopt, donate or volunteer, join Pinellas County Animal Services on Facebook. To learn more about the shelter, visit www.pinellascounty.org/animalservices or call 582-2600. The lost or found pet hotline is 582-2604.