Keep your pets healthy and safe this summer at the 3rd Annual Rogers Park Community Pet Day. Chicago Animal Care and Control will be on hand this Saturday to provide low-cost vaccines, free microchips, and Chicago dog registration, plus we’ll be offering $5 nail trims, free pet ID tags, and much more!
Rogers Park Community Pet Day
When: Saturday, August 12th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or while supplies last
Where: Pottawattomie Park (7340 N. Rogers), in the parking lot
Summer is a busy time at Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), with open-intake shelters exceeding capacity as strays and pets surrendered by their owners pour in. Good Samaritans rescue wandering dogs after fireworks cause them to bolt from their yards, families who cannot afford complex medical care seek assistance when pets get ill, litter after litter of unplanned kittens and puppies arrive each day.
Rogers Park Community Pet Day helps families and their pets by offering crucial vaccines, education on why it is important to spay and neuter your pet, and free microchips so lost pets can be reunited with their owners. CACC has the capacity to assist 100 pets at this event, so please arrive early. Services will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
Pets over 4 months of age must have a current rabies vaccine and dog license or you will be required to purchase them. All animals must be secured either on a leash or in a pet carrier. This event is cash only, and is open to all Chicago residents.
Keeping your furry family members up to date on critical vaccines ensures they will live healthier lives and reduces the possibility of expensive emergency medical care down the road. The following vaccines will be offered, please bring exact change.
- DA2PPL ($7.00)
- FVRCP ($7.00)
- Rabies ($15.00)
Since only one vet will be on hand for this event, vaccines will be limited to the first 100 pets.
Microchips are a permanent method of electronic identification. The tiny devices- about the size of a grain of rice- are inserted under the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades and allow any animal shelter or veterinarian’s office to quickly scan your pet and contact you.
Fifi the pit bull, pictured here, was reunited with her family thanks to her microchip. Fifi’s owner had her microchipped at a Community Pet Day in 2015. This summer, Fifi took a tour of Chicago, wandering away from her home in Garfield Park all the way to Cicero, where she was turned in to the shelter over 5 miles from her home. Her owner says he never would have thought to check a suburban shelter. Fifi is safe at home now due to her microchip.
Every year, thousands of pets are turned in to CACC as strays, and the majority of stray animals reunited with their families are microchipped. Getting a microchip is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet safe.
The vet from Animal Care and Control will have 100 microchips for pets at this event, all FREE thanks to the generous sponsorship of Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Chicago Dog Registration
All dogs are required to have up-to-date registration with the city of Chicago (per Municipal Code 07-12-140). You may register your dogs with the Chicago City Clerk’s office online, at any City Clerk office location, or at this event. If your dog is ever lost, the person who finds your pet can provide the registration number from your dog’s tag to 312.744.DOGS so that you may be contacted. Registration is required at Chicago dog parks and many boarding and daycare facilities.
All dogs 4 months of age or older are required to be registered. Please bring exact change to register your dog at this event.
- $5 for spayed or neutered dogs
- $50 for unsterilized dogs
Unsterilized dog fees are higher because thousands of dogs are euthanized annually or suffer as strays because of unwanted, unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. One unspayed female and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in just six years. Sterilized dogs are also healthier and have fewer medical problems. In addition, spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to run away or fight with other animals.
$5 Nail Trims, Free Pet ID Tags, and more!
We’ll have plenty of other services for your pets. Enjoy $5 professional nail trims for cats and dogs, courtesy of Rogers Bark Pet Salon (1447 W. Jarvis), complimentary pet ID tags from Bark Place Boarding & Grooming (1775 W. Greenleaf), and pet goodie bags from Edgewater’s PetSmart (5210 N. Broadway).
I am pleased to partner with Chicago Animal Care and Control, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and local pet salons Rogers Bark and Bark Place to sponsor this event. Many thanks are also owed to Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control and Pet Smart (5210 N Broadway).