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A local city hall will soon be filled with animals

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Brookland city hall and Northeast Arkansans for Animals are working to keep you and your pets safe.

For the second year in a row, they are offering low cost vaccinations and micro chips to animal owners.

Wannda Turner with Northeast Arkansans for Animals says Brookland residents are trying to get on top of any animal problems, "The city of Brookland, even though it's a little city, is trying to be progressive as far as their animals are concerned and are really trying to help the community as whole to not only take better care of the animals, but to make the community safer for the citizens."

Wannda says getting your pets vaccinated is important, "The vaccinations for rabies and for other diseases is really important. Especially this time of year. The warmth has brought in a lot of wild animals from the country and those can be carrying rabies. So, we need to be sure we're getting our animals vaccinated for rabies."

In addition to vaccinations, keeping track of your pets is important.

It's for this reason that they're also offering micro chip insertions.

"Micro chipping is small, like the size of a grain of rice that's inserted under the skin. And if an animal is lost or picked up by animal control or taken to a vet, they can scan the pet and that number, they dial an 800 number and they can know who the animal belongs to."

Brookland's city hall will open it's doors Saturday, July 31st at seven-thirty in the morning and will stay open until eleven.

This event is free and open to the public.

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