Animal rescue offers health checkups at lower cost

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Dozens of cats and dogs received shots Saturday at a reduced rate.

Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) sponsored a vaccination clinic at its animal services building in Jonesboro. The animal rescue received a grant to offer shots at a low cost for those who qualified.

Dr. Jack Jones says more people are unable to afford veterinary care because of the economy.

"We're trying to provide what we can to those people who need our services," Jones said, "so we are providing the veterinary service that's provided anywhere else except that it's low cost to those that need it."

The clinic offered deworming at no charge, but some paid to get things like a rabies shot or a heartworm test.

NAFA has hosted several low cost clinics during the past few years.

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