The Humane Society of Harford County Giving Area Pets Their Best Shot for a Healthy Life

Affordable Vaccine & Microchip Clinic Coming to Edgewood November 4

For Immediate Release

Erin Long, Marketing & Development Manager | Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x106 | [email protected]


Dr. Traia Roper, medical director at HSHC, examines a cat before administering vaccinations.

Fallston, MD (September 26, 2023) – The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is hosting a public pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10am-2pm at the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct, 1305 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040. Vaccines and microchips will be administered on a first come, first-served basis and while supplies last – appointments are not required. Payment is via cash or a major credit card.

“Protecting the family pet from deadly and preventable diseases like parvovirus, distemper and panleukopenia should never come down to cost,” said Bob Citrullo, executive director at HSHC. “Our goal is to make core vaccines affordable for pet parents who are experiencing financial challenges and are unable to afford a regular relationship with a veterinarian.”

The clinic will offer distemper and Bordetella for dogs, distemper for cats, and rabies vaccines for dogs, cat, and ferrets. Vaccines are $10 each. In addition, the clinic will implant and register microchips for $25.

“Getting a microchip is such a quick and easy thing to do,” Citrullo added. “It takes just a few seconds to implant the chip and makes identifying your pet a breeze if it’s ever lost or stolen.”

Animals must be at least 4 months old to be vaccinated. Cash or credit/debit is accepted. To ensure the safety of everyone, dogs must be on a non-retractable leash with a properly fitted collar, and cats and ferrets must be safely contained inside a carrier.

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About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 2,500 animals that arrive each year. HSHC promotes the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. HSHC is not a county agency nor is it affiliated with any national or regional organization. Tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to its life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals in the community.