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Free rabies vaccines at Cunningham's office Saturday

A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs will be held at the Ward 2 Council office on the East Side on Saturday, with the Humane Society offering to treat up to 150 pets. Low-cost distemper/parvo shots will also be available.

The clinic will take place from 8-10 a.m at the office of City Councilman Paul Cunningham, 7575 E. Speedway.

Pima County has had 35 cases of wild animals with rabies and 59 among domestic animals to date in 2016, the highest of any county in the state, city spokeswoman Lane andle said. Also affected have been 21 people.

"In Southern Arizona, getting more of our dogs vaccinated is good for not only their health but ours," Cunningham said in a news release. "I urge every dog owner to get their pet vaccinated."

Only dogs will be vaccinated at the event. Dogs must be 3 months or older to be treated. Distemper/parvo shots will be offered for $12 by the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Owners should be prepared to wait in line to have their dogs vaccinated.

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