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Your “furever” friend is waiting for you at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter. Come out and see BCAS’s new look this Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during their open-house event at 589 Cool Water Dr. in Bastrop.

The shelter will be offering low-cost rabies and DAPPV vaccinations, along with special prices on adoptions of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. DAPPV is a vaccine made up of Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. This, combined with the rabies shot, ensures that your pet will be both healthy and legal.

“State law requires that your domestic animal has a rabies shot every one to three years, depending on the type of shot,” said Erica Baker, the shelter’s new director.

The low-cost vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter, is a convenient way to make sure your animal is administered the appropriate shots.

The mission of the Friends is to increase pet adoptions, promote spay/neutering and provide funding to the shelter to support the humane care and treatment of animals while in its care.

Low-cost microchips will also be available at the event, along with $5 nail clippings.

“Microchips are an easy and stress-free way to locate your animals when they have gone missing,” said shelter coordinator Don Wortham.

Wortham is enthusiastic about his job.

“I love the outcomes of this job,” he said. “I feel that I am doing things for the right reason here.”

The shelter will be collecting donations of any kind at the event, including money contributions to be used towards the purchase of animal food and equipment.

Baker looks forward to meeting animal lovers, like herself, in the community and would like to invite all to come out and take a tour of the newly-improved shelter.

“Thanks to the hard work of Commissioner Bubba Snowden, our shelter is looking beautiful,” she said.

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