Cook County Animal and Rabies Control released its 2019 low-cost rabies vaccine and microchip schedule. The first clinic is on Tuesday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield.
Clinics are scheduled throughout the summer across the County. A full schedule is posted on the department’s website.
Rabies vaccines and microchips are available to all dogs, cats and ferrets that are three months old and greater. Owners must be Cook County residents.
The cost of a one-year rabies shot at the clinics is $7 for dogs and cats. A three-year rabies shot is $21. Ferret vaccines, which last one-year, are $9. Only rabies vaccinations are available at the low-cost rabies vaccination clinics.
Microchip implantations are provided at no-cost with a rabies vaccine. The registration of the chip in a national database is $19.95 per animal.
Only cash or checks are accepted at the clinics. Residents must present valid government-issued identification proving Cook County residency at the clinic.
In 2018, Cook County Animal and Rabies Control provided more than 4,000 low-cost rabies vaccines to animals across the County. More than 49,000 animals have been vaccinated since the program began in 2006.