published Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hamilton County rabies vaccination clinics start Friday

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Yearly rabies vaccinations are required by law for all dogs and cats. To aid in the effort, a series of clinics in communities throughout Hamilton County will start Friday. All clinics are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m.

Additionally, cats-only clinics have been scheduled Thursday, April 26, at 18 area veterinary offices. The same fees apply. Cats should be brought in carriers regardless of the clinic being used.

The rabies inoculation costs $12 (bring correct change).

In some communities, there are additional costs for pet tags.

• In Signal Mountain, Collegedale, Lakesite, Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy, tags are $5 if the pet is spayed or neutered, $10 if not.

• In East Ridge, tags are $5 if the pet is spayed or neutered, $25 if not.

• In Chattanooga, tags are $10 if the pet is spayed or neutered, $50 if not. If an unaltered pet is spayed or neutered within 30 days of its rabies inoculation, there is no cost for the pet tag this year at the McKamey Animal Center, as long as the owner brings proof of the procedure.

• Hamilton County dog tags are $3.

For more information, call 209-8110.

FRIDAY

• 21st Century Academy, 4201 Cherryton Drive

• Clifton Hills Elementary School, 1815 E. 32nd St.

• Fire Hall No. 5, 809 S. Willow St.

• John A. Patten Center, 3202 Kelly's Ferry Road

• McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road

• Mowbray Mountain Fire Hall, 1705 Mowbray Pike

• St. Elmo community play-ground, 4909 St. Elmo Ave.

• St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 7547 East Brainerd Road

SATURDAY

• Apison Elementary School, 10433 East Brainerd Road

• Bakewell Community Center, 114 McCallie Ferry Road

• Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, 6579 East Brainerd Road

• Dawn Elementary School, 901 Altamont Road

• DuPont Elementary School, 4134 Hixson Pike

• Fairyland School, 1306 Lula Lake Road

• Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School, 1609 Thrasher Pike

• Red Bank High School, 640 Morrison Springs Road

• Old Soddy-Daisy High School site, 10848 Dayton Pike

• Spring Creek Elementary School, 1100 Spring Creek Road

• Tyner Middle Academy, 6837 Tyner Road

• Walden's Ridge Community Center, Fairmount Pike at Hale Street

WEDNESDAY

• Collegedale Municipal Building, 4910 Swinyar Drive

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

• Allen Elementary School, 9811 Dallas Hollow Road

• Alpine Crest Elementary School, 4700 Stag Road

• Birchwood Elementary School, 5623 Highway 60

• Daisy Church of God, 9555 Dayton Pike

• East Ridge City Hall, 1517 Tombras Ave.

• Flat Top Independent Church, 13616 Jones Gap Road

• Lookout Valley Middle/High. 350 Lookout St.

• Summit Headstart, 4821 Pattentown Road

• Westview Elementary, 9629 East Brainerd Road

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

• Brown Middle, 5716 Highway 58

• Falling Water Elementary, 715 Roberts Mill Road

• Fire Hall No. 4, 10914 Highway 58 North

• Hixson High School, 5705 Middle Valley Road

• Lakeside Academy, 4850 Jersey Pike

• Lakesite City Park, 2550 Blue Ridge Drive

• Lookout Mountain Fire Hall, 710 Scenic Highway

• Ooltewah Health Center, 5520 High St.

• Red Bank Middle School, 3715 Dayton Blvd.

• Rivermont Elementary, 3330 Hixson Pike

• Sale Creek Post Office, 15117 Dayton Pike

• Signal Mountain playground, 809 James Blvd.

• Snow Hill Elementary, 9042 Career Lane

• Warner Park field house, 1254 E. Third St.

CATS-ONLY CLINICS

• Animal Clinic, 2223 E. 23rd St.

• Animal Clinic East, 1414 Gunbarrel Road

• Animal Hospital of Signal Mountain, 1801 Taft Highway

• Ashland Terrace Animal Hospital, 907 Ashland Terrace

• Brainerd Hills Veterinary Hospital, 6724 East Brainerd Road

• Cat Clinic of Chattanooga, 310 Cherokee Blvd.

• Chattanooga Veterinary Center, 6146 Lee Highway

• East Brainerd Animal Hospital, 8488 East Brainerd Road

• East Ridge Animal Hos-pital, 3702 Ringgold Road

• Highway 58 Animal Hospital, 4933 Highway 58

• Lee Parkway Veterinary Clinic, 116 Lee Parkway

• McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road

• Middle Valley Animal Hospital, 6310 Hixson Pike

• Northgate Animal Hospital, 1600 Hamill Road

• Red Bank Animal Hospital, 4416 Dayton Blvd.

• Sequoyah Animal Hospital, 222 Sequoyah Access Road

• Shallowford Animal Hospital, 6200 Shallowford Road

• Signal Mountain Veterinary Clinic, 903 Ladder Trail

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