Rabies clinic held by CCFA
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Dean Klotz and his daughters brought their five rescue dogs for rabies vaccinations at the Carbon County Friends of Animals rabies clinic. From left are, Dean and his daughters, Elizabeth and Alex, who were home for the weekend from Marywood College. The dogs are, Cody, Naomi, Nicholas, Daisy and Sophia.
For Dean Klotz of Jim Thorpe, the Carbon County Friends of Animals rabies clinic is convenient and helps save money on vaccinating his dogs.
Klotz has five "babies" at his house, a black lab, Cody, who is 7 years old; Naomi, a border collie, who is nine years old; and a family of corgis, dad, Nicolas, 6 years old; mom, Daisy, 4 years old; and Sophia, 6 months old.
"I used to breed black labs," said Klotz. "A few years ago, my wife, Susan and I wanted to give back, so we starting adopting dogs from the shelter. These dogs are all rescues."
"I have my daughters home from Marywood College to help," he said. Assisting dad at the clinic were Elizabeth and Alex.
The clinic was held in the skating rink area of Memorial Hall. Dr. Karen Hess was the veterinarian in charge.
Along with rabies vaccine and distemper, the clinic offered testing for feline leukemia, heart worm and Lyme disease.
Amy Behrens, a volunteer, who assisted with registration at the clinic, said that 206 animals were registered for the clinic.