No one likes rabid Tyra.
No one likes rabid Tyra.

BARC Reminds You to Stamp Out the Rabies

You know what blows? Rabies. You know what doesn't blow? The new Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care Wellness Center's prices: You can make sure your furry friend is rabies-free for just $20.

Coinciding with World Rabies Day (which we at first mistakenly thought was a celebration of rabies, before our editor took us aside and patiently and calmly explained things to us with the use of colorful pictograms), the grand opening of BARC's new low-cost clinic is September 28.

The folks at BARC tell us: "On World Rabies Day, BARC encourages all pet owners to check the status of rabies vaccinations for their animals. If the pet is due for a rabies vaccination, or any vaccination, come to the BARC Wellness Center as soon as possible, no appointment necessary."

The Wellness Center will be open 12-6 p.m. (closed on Mondays and Fridays). You can get heartworm tests and microchips for $20 each. Roundworm and hookworm tests? That's a mere $7-$9, yo. (Important tip: if you're a Houston resident, your critter needs to be licensed in order to get these services.) Be sure to check out the Web site for a full fee schedule.

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