Caddo Animal Services is offering free rabies shots to pets with owners that live in the Parish. It's an an effort to protect the area’s pet population.

The free rabies clinic is set for Saturday, March 30th in the MLK neighborhood at the David Raines Community Center, 2920 Round Grove Lane in Shreveport. It runs from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

The first 500 Caddo Parish residents who show up will be eligible for the free shots. Shots will be given to dogs, cats and ferrets. You do have to bring an ID proving you live in Caddo Parish.

This year, the Parish will be providing 1-year rabies vaccinations.  In addition, pet microchipping will be offered at a special rate of $7.  There will also be pet education on hand on topics such as heartworm prevention, mosquitoes, caring for your pets in weather, and more.

Last year, nearly 500 pets got free vaccinations at the yearly clinic. For more information, contact the shelter at 318-226-6624 or visit www.caddopets.com.