Free pet vaccines, microchipping offered at Gwinnett Pet Fest

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Residents of Gwinnett County are invited to celebrate everything about pets at the second annual South Gwinnett Pet Fest.

The Lenora Park event, which is hosted by Animal Alliance of Georgia (AAG), aims to provide resources, services and information about pets for those who live in the area.

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“As the south Gwinnett area has traditionally been underserved by communication and distribution of pet welfare and care resource information, this event is designed to bring into this community a varied array of pet-related services and goods, such as low cost spay neuter resources, area veterinarians, trainers, boarding and grooming facilities, and other pet related vendors. Rescues with adoptable animals will be on site,” reads the event description.

While low cost services will be offered, the AAG said some things will be provided at for free. Select vaccinations for eligible pets will come compliments of Gwinnett Animal Welfare. On a first come, first served basis, there’ll also be free vaccines for rabies; DHPP, which is a puppy vaccine meant to protect against several viruses; and FVRCP, a feline vaccine protecting against several potentially deadly viruses. Microchipping with lifetime registration is also among the services provided while they last.

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Still, the event description notes “AAG reserves the right to deny service to any person or animal.”

There’s also another freebie in store for Snellville residents. They can sign up for free spay and neuter services, provided they have a valid ID or utility bill with their current address.

The fest is not just about microchipping and vaccines, however. With inflatables, food vendors, children’s activities and a lure course, there’s fun in store for the whole family — four- and two-legged alike.

Confirmed vendors include Pleasant Paws "Inn The Doghouse," Gwinnett Animal Welfare and barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. cooked by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department. Barbecue purchases will benefit the local jail dogs program.

Animal Alliance of Georgia was established in 2015 and focuses on community outreach, research, education and public advocacy.

South Gwinnett Pet Fest
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Saturday, May 30
Lenora Park: 4515 Lenora Church Road