Press release: MCHA Teams Up with Bloomington Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost, Appointment-Free Vaccine Clinic for Dogs and Cats

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MCHA Teams Up with Bloomington Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost, Appointment-Free Vaccine Clinic for Dogs and Cats

Bloomington, IN – Monroe County Humane Association (MCHA) and the City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control (BACC) are teaming up this March to bring accessible vaccines and basic wellness services to local dog and cat owners.

As two of the leading animal welfare organizations serving our community, this event is another exciting milestone in an ongoing partnership that brings together our shared goals for responsible pet ownership and access to basic veterinary services for all members of our community.

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, the Bloomington Animal Shelter, located at 3410 S Walnut St., will be generously hosting the MCHA veterinary team from 1-3 p.m. with no appointment needed; all are welcome!

Mobile Clinics offer a range of services, including legally mandated rabies vaccines for pets aged 12 weeks (about 3 months) and older. Additionally, clinics provide nail trims, anal gland expressions, microchips, and preventive measures for flea, tick, and heartworm.

Subsidized rates are available to residents experiencing financial hardship. To qualify for these rates, residents should bring valid documentation with them to Mobile Vaccine Clinic. Safety is paramount. Cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes). It’s essential for pet owners to understand that pets showing signs of illness or aggression might be turned away.

Communities or organizations interested in hosting a wellness clinic are warmly invited to reach out. This is a golden opportunity to bring essential pet care services to your area.

Learn more about Mobile Vaccine Clinics, including future dates and locations, at



Rabies vaccine: $25 ($15)

3-year Rabies vaccine (must show proof of previous vaccine certificate): $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)


A heartworm test/exam is required to purchase prevention.

Interceptor (Chew), One Dose: $13.50 ($10)

Heartworm, Hook & Roundworm

Advantage Multi (Topical), One Dose: $22.50 ($18)

Heartworm, Flea, Hook & Roundworm

Simparica Trio (Chew), One Dose: $41.00 ($31)

Heartworm, Flea, Tick, Hook & Roundworm


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.


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