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Free Vaccination Clinic
Good Samaritan Community Services' (GSCS) Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

November, 2015

Good Samaritan Community Services' (GSCS) Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) will be hosting a free vaccination clinic from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on November 21 at the Good Samaritan Center. 

The YAC program helps youth build a sense of purpose, explore their interests and find their voice. YAC services consist of leadership development and participation in the Community Collaborative Committee, In addition,YAC participates in the San Antonio Humane Society's (SAHS) L.E.A.S.H.E.S club in order to address the high volume of stray dogs and cats in their neighborhood.  L.E.A.S.H.E.S., which stands for Leadership Enrichment And Student Humane Education Society, is a club for youth designed to build leadership by addressing responsibility, respect, education and awareness while working with animals. 

"Our YAC kids, who have been partners with the Humane Society for years now, have a passion for helping animals.They jumped at the opportunity to host the free vaccination clinic," explained YAC Coordinator, Marcus Jordan. 

Dr. Bill Campaigne with the Seguin Animal Hospital is donating his time to conduct vaccinations and microchips for dogs and cats. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier or secured by owner. Our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) will also attend the event to help shepherd neighborhood pets through the process.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, "The state of Texas requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by 4 months of age. The vaccination must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.  Additionally, when traveling with a dog or cat, you must have in your possession a rabies vaccination certificate that was signed by the veterinarian who administered the vaccination."

"For many pet owners, their dogs and cats are a part of the family. Vaccinations can eliminate the need for euthanizations or isolation, should your pet come in contact with rabies." explains GSCS CEO, Jill Oettinger. "We encourage all pet owners to take advantage of this free event." 

Vaccinations and microchips along with event parking are free to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen Dove at 210-424-2066 or kathleen.dove@goodsamtx.org.
 
About Good Samaritan Community Services
Good Samaritan Community Services is a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty.  These services include a child development program, after-school and summer youth enrichment programs, a college readiness program, family services, and the only nationally accredited senior center in south Texas.  What began as a ministry of the Episcopal Church on the west side of San Antonio in 1951 now reaches 5,500 individuals and families across seven (7) sites in six (6) South Texas cities. 


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