If your pet wanders from the safety of its home, the chance of being reunited with your family is greater if your pet has a microchip for quick identification and a current rabies vaccination/registration record.

McHenry County Animal Control and Adoption Center (MCAC) will host rabies vaccination ($10) and microchip ($15) events at its Crystal Lake facility (100 N Virginia Street – corner of Woodstock Street and Route 14) on the following Wednesday dates:

• March 28, 2 to 4 p.m. (by appointment);

• April 4, 10 to 11 a.m. (microchip clinic only);

• April 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (first come, first served)

Three-year rabies vaccinations are being offered for $25. Registration fees are separate and required at time of rabies vaccination.

Discounts for seniors apply and for pets who have been previously spayed or neutered when purchasing registration tags.

Registration tags are required by law.  Appointments are required at (815) 459-6222.

Rabies vaccinations provide your pet with the best protection against this deadly disease. Unlike dog tags and collars, which can fall off or be removed, microchipping is a more permanent form of pet identification.

Animal microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are typically implanted by a vet just beneath the surface of the skin between the shoulder blades.

The process is similar to receiving vaccination through a needle and is painless to pets.

Adoptions ($80) will also be available and include age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, FELV and FIV testing, microchip, heartworm and free 1st Veterinarian visit at participating veterinarians.

To view available pets, visit www.petharbor.com.


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