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Homeless pet club helping with shot clinic
Event Saturday at Forsyth Central High
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Forsyth County News

Thanks to the help of a high school club, the Humane Society of Forsyth County will offer another low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic Saturday.

The clinic offers $12 rabies shots, which are required by law, as well as $20 microchips, $12 heartworm tests and other vaccinations.

The local animal rescue organization has been holding the clinics for about 18 months. As demand grew, so did the need for volunteers to help out, said Jenn Von Essen, community outreach coordinator for the humane society.

At the same time, the Homeless Pets Club was launching at Forsyth Central High, where the students decided the clinics would be a great way to help, Von Essen said.

“They came through big time. In fact I don't know how we would have managed without them,” she said.

“With November and December being such busy months at the thrift store, we needed to find a new venue for the clinic, and [Central] has granted us permission to set up … in front of the school.”

Local veterinarian Sue Kascher administers the services, which are offered at a low cost to help families who have fallen on hard times continue to care for their animals, Von Essen said.

The clinics are able to be at a lower cost due to the volunteer help and by limiting and predetermining available services.

The clinic is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Central, 520 Tribble Gap Road in Cumming.