The Siskiyou County Public Health Department encourages all dog and cat owners to ensure that their pets are properly vaccinated.

Local veterinarians conducted the first of a series of low cost rabies vaccination clinics Wednesday in Dunsmuir. Upcoming clinics are scheduled to be held in the following south county areas:

• McCloud -- Tuesday, May 1 at the community building, 220 Minnesota Avenue, 6 p.m.

• Weed – May 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Community Day School, 720 S. Davis Avenue.

• Mount Shasta – June 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mount Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Road.

Dogs and cats must be on a leash or in a carrier. Rabies vaccinations are $6, cash only.

Siskiyou Humane Society will provide micro chipping at the Mount Shasta and Weed clinics. This is an additional $25 for the first animal; $10 for each additional pet in the same household. For more information about micro chipping call 926-4052.

For more information about the rabies clinics call the health department at 841-2100.