Puerto Vallarta is ready for ‘National Canine and Feline Vaccination Week 2017’ from September 25 to 29, a task in which the municipal government each year applies rabies vaccines for free to all dogs and cats, with the aim of protecting the health of pets and humans against the disease.
The Association of Veterinary Practitioners, stressed that it is important to apply the vaccine to pets, because this way you can control the disease in its entirety. The vaccine is free and owners will be given a certificate of vaccination and tag, in addition a simple questionnaire to know the health conditions of the dogs and cats.
For the application of this vaccine, there will be fixed and itinerant venues. The Center for Animal Control and Municipal Shelter, The Red Cross, El Remance Health Center, Pitillal Center, Los Mangos Library, Jalisco Radio and the Mobile Brigade of the IMSS will be in operation.
In addition, there will be 20 veterinary clinics such as: Pethome, Good Care, Sabuesos, Savet, Perros y Gatos, Wolfs, Estación Animal, The Pet House, El Galgo and El Pastor, who will also apply the vaccine for free, within their usual hours and give guidance to the owners. Ask your local vet if they are participating in the free vaccination week.
The itinerant units will be located every day in a colony, according to the following schedule:
September 25: Volcanes, Lomas de San Nicolás and 12 de Octubre
Tuesday 26: Campestre San Nicolás, Progreso and Laguna del Valle
Wednesday 27: Palmar del Progreso, Del Villar and Lomas de en Medio.
Thursday 28: Parques Universidad, Mojoneras and Campo Verde
Friday 29: Cañadas I and II, Parque Las Palmas and La Mina
Every day from 9 am to 2 pm.
According to data from the VII Sanitary Jurisdiction, the yearly goal in Puerto Vallarta for anti-rabies vaccination is 33,292 doses. As of August 31, there has been 21,097 doses applied and there are 12,123 remaining to be applied, which will be issued during this campaign to meet this year’s goal.