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Dogs and cats brave rain for free vaccines

By Laura Halm
Published On: Sep 08 2012 05:28:49 PM CDT
Free vaccines at both SBK Animal Center locations Saturday
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Four legged family members in Sullivan County were able to get free vaccines Saturday, all because of a grant.

Dogs, cats, and their owners braved rain Saturday outside of the SBK Animal Center to get free basic vaccines.

Owners simply needed to bring proof of residency, it was an effort to help low-income pet owners.

News 5 caught up with one family that says waiting in the rain was worth both the time and the money they'll save. "The rabies shot alone is about 50 bucks at our vet and for my puppy, he hasn't had any shots yet. So it would cost us about $200 to get their shots," said Jennifer Smith waiting with her two dogs.

The line for free vaccines was very long at two clinics.

News 5 learned core vaccines like rabies and distemper were given out to pets.