It’s Not Too Late to Take Advantage of Low-cost Rabies and Microchip Clinics in Cook County

Frodo relaxes sleeps on the couch
Frodo relaxes, sleeps on the couch. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cook County Animal and Rabies Control reminds residents to take advantage of low-cost rabies vaccines and free microchips before clinics conclude at the end of August. You may have to drive a bit from Park Forest and the South Suburbs, but it might be worth your while.

The four remaining clinics are all open 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the following locations:

  • August 7 – Douglas Park
    1401 S. Sacramento Dr., Chicago
  • August 14 – Jewel-Osco
    5516 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • August 21 – Pietryka Funeral Home
    5735 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago
  • August 28 – Jewel-Osco
    10203 Grand Ave., Franklin Park

A schedule is also posted on the department’s website.

Rabies vaccines and microchips are available to all dogs, cats, and ferrets that are three months old and greater. Owners must be Cook County residents.

The cost of a one-year rabies shot at the clinics is $7 for dogs and cats. A three-year rabies shot is $21. Ferret vaccines, which last one-year, are $9. Only rabies vaccinations are available at the low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. 

Microchip implantations are provided at no cost with a rabies vaccine. The registration of the chip in a national database is $19.95 per animal.

Only cash or checks are accepted at the clinics. Residents must present valid government-issued identification proving Cook County residency at the clinic.

In 2018, Cook County Animal and Rabies Control provided more than 4,000 low-cost rabies vaccines to animals across the County. More than 50,000 animals have been vaccinated since the program began in 2006.

This is news from the office of Cook County Board President
Toni Preckwinkle.