Written from press release:
Bloomington, IN – October 4, 2023
The Monroe County Humane Association (MCHA) announced a collaboration with the Bloomington Fire Department.
On Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 1-3 p.m., MCHA will host a special Mobile Vaccine Clinic at Bloomington Fire Station #1, located at 300 E 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47408. This initiative offers the community one last opportunity to visit the fire station before it undergoes a much-anticipated rebuild.
Andrew Krebbs, Executive Director of MCHA, expressed his excitement, stating, “We’re honored to collaborate with the Bloomington Fire Department. It’s a wonderful synergy, with both our organizations dedicated to serving the community.”
MCHA conducts monthly clinics in strategically chosen community locations, with a particular focus on areas with high pet care needs. These clinics are open to everyone and require no appointments, providing an affordable way for pet owners to protect their beloved companions from common diseases while also promoting public health. By making preventive care, such as vaccinations, more accessible, MCHA aims to improve the overall health and well-being of pets in the community.
The Mobile Vaccine Clinics offer a wide range of services, including legally mandated rabies vaccines for pets aged 12 weeks (approximately 3 months) and older. In addition to vaccinations, the clinics provide nail trims, anal gland expressions, microchipping, and preventive measures for flea, tick, and heartworm.
For residents facing financial hardship, subsidized rates are available. To qualify for these rates, residents must bring valid documentation to the Mobile Vaccine Clinic. Safety is of utmost importance during the event, with cats required to be in carriers and dogs on leashes (no retractable leashes). Pet owners should also be aware that pets showing signs of illness or aggression may be turned away.
Communities or organizations interested in hosting a wellness clinic are encouraged to reach out, as this presents an opportunity to bring essential pet care services to their area.
For more information about Mobile Vaccine Clinics, please visit monroehumane.org.
Residents who are unable to attend the October Mobile Vaccine Clinic will have two more opportunities in 2023. The clinics are scheduled for November 3 and December 5 at the MCHA Animal Care Campus, located at 791 S. Fieldstone Blvd.
Mobile Vaccine Clinic Services and Costs:
- Rabies vaccine: $25 ($15)
- 3-year Rabies vaccine (proof of previous vaccine certificate required): $30 ($20)
- Canine DAPP vaccine: $22 ($18)
- Canine Bordetella vaccine: $22 ($18)
- Canine Leptospirosis vaccine: $35 ($25)
- Feline FVRCP vaccine: $22 ($18)
- Feline Leukemia vaccine: $35 ($25)
- Microchip: $18 ($15)
- Nail trim: $18 ($12)
- Nail trim (aggressive animal): $25 ($15)
- Anal gland expression: $18 ($15)
- Heartworm Exam and Test: $35 ($15)
HEARTWORM PREVENTION (A heartworm test/exam is required to purchase prevention.)
- Interceptor (Chew), One Dose: $13.50 ($10)
- Advantage Multi (Topical), One Dose: $22.50 ($18)
- Simparica Trio (Chew), One Dose: $41.00 ($31)
- Provecta Advanced, Dogs, One Dose: $15.00 ($11.50) (+Tax)
- ParaDefense, Cats, One Dose: $15.00 ($10.50) (+Tax)
While these clinics are intended for healthy dogs and cats, they are not a substitute for your pet’s annual wellness check-up with your primary veterinarian.