About the Clinic
Knowing that animal care is close to people's hearts but not in the budget, Just Animals is bringing affordable basic care to the surrounding communities. The clinics offer several basic vaccines including rabies vaccines, heartworm tests and preventative for dogs, flea and tick preventative, FIV/FELV tests for cats, microchipping, deworming, and basic exams.
Every clinic helps 80-100 animals and their wonderful caretakers. In this economy, we need to help all the dogs and cats we can! We are so happy to be part of the solution to the high costs pet parents encounter.
Thank you so much for your support and donations!
Prepare for a Clinic Visit
If you have a dog that can be aggressive with people or other animals, even just on occasion, please let us know. If you can bring a well-fitting muzzle of your own, that's great. If not, we have muzzles on hand that we can use. No one wants to get bit!
Registration for the Clinic
To register for one of our clinics, please either call 815-830-6568 to leave a message (if no one answers) or use one of the methods below to register online or by a fax machine.
- Please allow 24-48 hours for us to reply to your call.
- Leave only one message by phone, due to heavy call volume.
- Call 24 hrs ahead of time should you need to cancel your appointment so that we may get someone else scheduled in. Our clinics close up quickly so please be considerate and don't be a no-show, as there is a lot of planning that goes into your appointment.
If you'd prefer to fill out a printed copy of the form, you can download the form and submit it via fax to (815) 872-1850, email it to [email protected], or drop it off in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
A 1-year rabies vaccine costs $13 and covers your pet for 1 year. A 3-year rabies vaccine costs $28 and covers your pet for 3-years.
We do carry several counties rabies tags now and all are differently priced. Be sure to ask when you call for your appointment if yours is available and what the price is. We have no control over pricing for rabies tags. If we do not have your tags, it is your responsibility to get them from your county animal control office within 10 working days.
You can see the clinics that we have scheduled by visiting our calendar on the Events page. If you don't see your area listed, keep checking back. A good rule of thumb is that we try to be back to each area every three months.
This depends on your dog's age, what it has had before and when, and a few other factors. Only rabies vaccines are required by law, but there are many other vaccines that are highly recommended.
If your dog has never had shots before, it will need a distemper shot, at the least. The distemper vaccine will have to be boostered 4 weeks later. If the dog is older than 14 weeks, it will also need the 1-year rabies vaccine. Your dog must have a 1-year rabies vaccine the first time; after that it may have a 1-year or 3-year.
Generally, it is recommended that your dog have a rabies vaccine, distemper vaccine, and heartworm test once a year. Heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative are also recommended.
If you board your dog, your dog will also need a bordetella vaccine, and if your dog spends a lot of time outside or goes hunting with you, it will need lepto and lyme vaccines. Check with the place you plan to board your dog as many require additional vaccines.