On Saturday, Oct. 28, Leominster hosted its first low-cost Pet Vaccine and Microchip Clinic at the Leominster Office of Emergency Management.
State Rep. Natalie Higgins worked with Sophie’s Mission, Friends of Fitchburg Dog Park, Be PAWSitive and the Massachusetts Animal Fund to bring the clinic to the city. Dozens of families and more than 100 pets participated in the clinic.
The low-cost vaccines and microchips were provided by veterinarians and staff from Second Chance Animal Shelter. Second Chance Animal Shelter has been helping animals since 1999. It is a no-kill shelter and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has helped more than 26,000 pets through adoption, low cost spay/neuter, subsidized veterinary care, community outreach, educational programs, training, a pet food pantry, and other services.
If you are interested in participating in the future, the next vaccine and microchip clinic will be held March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fitchburg Fire Department, 33 North St., Fitchburg.
Higgins is working to secure a date to bring the clinic back to Leominster in the fall of 2018. If you are interested in helping organize the next clinic, email Higgins at Natalie.Higgins@mahouse.gov or call (978) 227-5278.