Animal shelter hosts successful rabies clinic

RANGELY — The Rangely rabies clinic brought out dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes despite the windy Saturday afternoon. The clinic held annually by the Rangely Animal Shelter has gone on for more than 20 years.
Veterinarian Doug Murphy from Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Vernal administered the shots.
Pet owners not only got their animals up to date with their vaccinations and city tags, they also had the opportunity to get their pets groomed or nails trimmed.
Agape Mobile Grooming owned by Kirsten and Chuck Warf out of Grand Junction have been in the pet grooming business for years, but decided just recently to begin a mobile grooming service.
“There is a big need for mobile,” Kirsten Warf said.
Fuzzy Friends and Dog Grooming owner Arlene Estes from Meeker had a stand set up to trim nails. Estes has been in the grooming business for 12 years.
A 4-H table provided information about diseases and spaying and neutering pets. The Rangely Animal Shelter had a poster that explained just exactly what someone is getting into when considering the adoption of a pet, including the breakdown of various costs for a large, medium or small dog or a cat. A few of these costs included food, litter, collars, licensing fees, spaying/neutering, grooming, toys and medical. A large dog can cost almost $1,900 a year where a cat might be around $1,100.
Local municipal codes relating to animals can be found at under the public notices section, Code Title 6.
“It takes everyone to make something like this a success,” stated Kay Nickson, former animal control officer and now long-time volunteer at the Rangely Animal Shelter. “I want to thank everyone who made it possible.”