Drive-Thru Rabies Shots For Cats And Dogs

Dog RabiesNowadays, you can get anything from the drive-thru window including coffee, your prescription, dry-cleaning, and now your pet’s rabies shots.

The Humane Society of Saline County in Arkansas sponsored a drive-thru rabies event this past weekend. Instead of waiting at a vet’s office, dozens of dogs and cats got their rabies shots while waiting in the car. Not only was the rabies shot convenient for many pet owners, it only cost $10.

Veterinarian Kim Miller said many of the animals that received rabies shots would probably never have gotten the shot if this drive-thru service was not provided.

Source: Today’s THV

20 Responses to “Drive-Thru Rabies Shots For Cats And Dogs”

  1. kaefamily says:

    Great idea! I am hoping CA will start something of the same.

  2. mikken says:

    Great. More animals getting unnecessary shots and vaccine damage. Now in easy drive through form. Bleh.

  3. Vettech says:

    wonder if the owners were given info sheets on the dangers of vaccines and what to look for in case of a vaccine reaction. In a drive through place what is an owner to do if a pet suddenly swells up with vaccine reaction…do they provide drive through emergency service? I would hope so. Too many people blindly vaccinate their pets and children without researching the dangers.
    I feel sorry for all the pets that did get the vaccine and now will suffer the rest of their life.

  4. mzcelie says:

    Great idea!!

  5. Traci Cleaver says:

    “Great. More animals getting unnecessary shots and vaccine damage. Now in easy drive through form. Bleh.”

    “Too many people blindly vaccinate their pets and children without researching the dangers.
    I feel sorry for all the pets that did get the vaccine and now will suffer the rest of their life.”

    Mikken and Vettech, you do of course realize that rabies shots are the public health law and not elective?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Veterinarian Kim Miller said many of the animals that received rabies shots would probably never have gotten the shot if this drive-thru service was not provided.

    and many would have been spared life threatening side effects.

    Ms. Cleaver: stick it in your ear.

    ITCHMO ADMIN: Everyone, please keep the comments on the board civil and please do not personally attack others. Thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Cleaver: Do you realize that the pharmlobby has their fingers in public health law from which they profit, just like the pfi funds the FDA etc,? Just like Hells is at work in vet schools setting them up with bs about their crap food…..SO concerned about animal welfare. Maybe you should just sign over your pets life to them instead of wasting your time here with people trying to save animals lives.

  8. Traci Cleaver says:

    Anonymous, reporting you to itchmo.

  9. Traci Cleaver says:

    Your posts are going beyond debate into pure personal attacks. At least I sign my name.

  10. Faye says:

    I’ve got to respond to this! Traci, Those two people were stating their feelings on the over vaccinating of our pets, and you had to step in and bring the law in! Well do you know that the yearly rabies shots you and others give their pets are most likely a 3 year vaccine anyway and that I called the vacc. company and they said it’s required yearly because states need the money! I do not nor will not supply the STATE with more money at my dogs expense! Law or no law! I am not ATTACKING you, just research all the info against all these shots year after year before you remind us of the law that shouldn’t be a law. It’s all about money at our pets expense. Do research, you may see it our way, for your pets sake, I hope so.

  11. Traci Cleaver says:

    And if your pet bites someone and has not had rabies shots–or if your pet is attacked by another animal and has not had them (and the animal is dutifully taken to the vet to get treated for the injury)–what do you think the law will do with that animal?

    Most people not being able to afford the lengthy quarantine will have to allow their animals to be euthanized. Rather than attacking the vets who are making it easier for people to follow the law (that vets and shelters also have to obey), attack the law if you think it’s wrong.

  12. Faye says:

    Well, I just don’t know what to say since you have your opinion and I have mine. And who’s attacking Vets? But if you want to get real - Vets know all those Shots aren’t necessary. Oh maybe because I said it’s all about money. If it wasn’t about money Vets should be the first ones to try and change the law. If they are trying to make it easier for people to follow the law, their #1 concern should be for the health of the animal! They read the bottle that say’s 3 year vaccine and still use them on pets year after year. Can you explain the reason behind that!!!!!Because the law requires it yearly, now is there any logic at all to that.

  13. mittens says:

    people wouldn’t be oh so bent over vaccinations if they’d ever contracted rabies or was ever considered a high exposure risk and had to get those huge needles jabbed in their bellies…or ever had to have their beloved pet put down because they couldn’t prove vaccination.

    vaccinations of all sorts in large part have greatly expanded the life expectancy of most every one of us and have nearly eradicated many crippling diseases like childhood polio. for every vaccine there are always a portion of the population that will have a bad reaction-this is the same for every medication ever devised- but this is generally a very very small number. even vaccination site cancers happen in a very MINUTE portion of the pet population. and although the law could certainly stand to be changed to reflect the facts of the length of the protection provided from one shot, it would behoove us all to recognize that the life expectancy of humans not so long ago in america was around 48 years old ( 1920s- my grand parents generation)and household pets like cats who would live under 10 years in the wild now have greatly enhanced life expectancies into the 20’s because of science and it’s advancements. it’s not all evil and a conspiracy. the laws are out dated-perhaps work on changing instead of indicting others for pointing out the facts- it’s the law because we can’t expect humans to do right vis a vis the public health and their pet’s welfare without forcing them due to chronic irresponsibility . those with bad reactions are a very very small number.

    seeing how the vet collects all the money for the vaccines how is it logical to think the state gets the money? i was told by a local vet who volunteered at the free animal clinic which gives out cheapo vaccines that they actually made tons of money through selling flea treatments and could practically give away the rabies shots-only charging their cost from the drug company.

    i would certainly do the drive thru-i have 4 cats and previously had 6. getting them all at once to the vet is like planning out d-day and isn’t without a loss of blood and the shedding of tears.

  14. Tanya says:

    Thank you mittens, well spoken.

    Rabies is almost totally unheard of in the US due in no small part to the regular, consistent and yes, REGULATED BY LAW access to vaccination.

    People who “do the research” should be aware that as many of those “research sites” are as dubious and propaganda laden sites as you claim the filp side should be.

    Again, should laws look into how often vaccinations are required? probably. but please remember, vaccination laws are not there FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR PET, but for the sake of any human your pet may bite.

  15. Jenny Bark says:

    I don’t know what the law is in your state but in Pa. it is every 3 years for rabies vaccination. I posted I guess about 2 months back on one of the threads (not form) about my family and rabies. To make a long story short we had a rabid racoon who came after me in our fenced yard & my babies took it on. It was a very ugly thing. It was a 20# full blown rabid racoon. The law came & the dept of agriculture & if I could not PROVE right then that their rabies where up to date & they CHECKED my dogs would have been taken right then & we could do nothing about it. They would have been taken to a shelter of their CHOICE & we would have to pay or they would be put down.

    Because we where up to date they had to go under house arrest for 6 MONTHS. Even thou we had our own vet they sent a vet out to check our dogs after 6 months before we could be taken off of their rader. My husband & I had to get shots & since we did not have insurance at the time it cost us over $4,000.00. The price whent by your weight & we arn’t that big. The first shot cost me $800.00 & I think his first was about $100.00 more. That was 8 or 10 years ago. The rest of the shots where a little cheeper.

    Everybody has to do what they feel is right but I would suggest that if you don’t get the rabies shot you keep money in the bank because if you get in trouble you are going to need lots of it. Maybe the law in your state is different but I would guess it is still tuff. My babies will stay up to date on their rabies shots.

    Mittens, I agree with everything you said except the shots are not given in the belly anymore. The first shot is given in the behind & the rest in the arm. I got sick my husband did not.

    To everyone out their please, please if you ever have to get shots after the fact make shure the first one is in the behind. At the hospital the beautiful nurse was going to give the first shot in our arm, but thank God I knew different because of my vets advice. I had her check with the doctor & then she gave the first one in the behind which is very important.

  16. Jenny Bark says:

    At the time we had 4 dogs & 1 cat so we would have been talking about a lot of money. I don’t think any of us could have taken being seperated for that long, especialy my spoiled babies. We get the shots.

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