Healthcare & Emergency Animal Rescue Team
a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
"On the Road Saving Lives"
We welcome your questions! Please feel free to ask any questions you have concerning the health and welfare of your pet or any other animal-related question, including questions regarding animal behavior or socialization issues. We are happy to provide information and education which can assist in promoting long, healthy, and happy relationships between pets and their guardians.
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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
TO SCHEDULE A RESERVATION, FOLLOW THE STEPS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Due to the volume of reservation requests,
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, regardless of the clinic date.
To ensure a spot at our clinic, payment must be made immediately
upon receiving notification to make your payment.
After we receive your payment, you will be provided with a confirmation number
and a time frame in which you must arrive at the clinic.
To eliminate long lines and traffic congestion,
PLEASE ARRIVE ONLY DURING YOUR SCHEDULED TIME SLOT.
DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY!
CLINIC DATES & LOCATIONS ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE "CALENDAR".
Pets are seen in the order of arrival.
CLINIC GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS
* Free exams are provided for pets receiving vaccinations.
* Flea & Tick Control Medication is sold only for pets which receive an exam.
If you wish to purchase NexGard (flea & tick control oral medication (chewable tablets) for dogs), exams
are offered for a minimal fee of $10; however, we do not provide stand-alone exams at our vaccine clinics.
* Due to time constraints, nail trims are offered on a limited basis.
ANYONE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER is welcome to attend any of our mobile vaccine clinics, regardless of where you live. You do not need to be a resident of any particular city or county to attend our clinics. For everyone's safety and to achieve the most time efficient manner in the operation of our clinics, RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY and must be scheduled no later than ONE week prior to the clinic you wish to attend.
WE CANNOT VACCINATE PETS WHICH:
✓ May have shown any sign of illness in the past 2 weeks;
✓ May be pregnant;
✓ Are nursing puppies/kittens that are less than 4 weeks old;
✓ Have ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccine (other than mild soreness or mild lethargy).
If your pet has ever experienced an adverse reaction to a vaccine (other than mild lethargy or soreness), please take it to a regular veterinary hospital for its vaccinations, and only allow one vaccine to be administered at a time, waiting at least 4 weeks before administering any other vaccine. It is important that your pet be pre-medicated and possibly medicated again post-vaccination to reduce the risk of vaccine reaction. It is also important that your poet be observed and closely monitored for at least several hours after receiving a vaccination. In the event your pet has experienced a severe reaction to a Rabies vaccine (such as anaphylactic shock), speak with your regular veterinarian to discuss the option of applying for an Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver.
TO RECEIVE A 3-YEAR RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR PET:
Your pet must be over the age of 15 months old and have received a prior rabies vaccination at least 12 months prior to the booster it is about to receive. Rabies vaccinations must be performed by a licensed veterinarian within the United States. Proof of a prior Rabies vaccination must also be provided. Acceptable proof is a Vaccination Certificate; however, under certain circumstances and at our discretion, HEART may also accept a pet license renewal notice from a Department of Animal Services which contains the owner and pet information and expiration (due date) for the Rabies vaccination. In the event you cannot furnish proof of a prior Rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a 1-year Certificate of Vaccination.
PUPPY/KITTEN & BOOSTER PACKAGES:
Puppies & kittens should always receive an initial series of vaccinations (2 to 3 sets depending on age) approximately 4 weeks apart, then boosters in one year. Thereafter, annual vaccinations or vaccinations every 3 years are recommended, depending on the type of vaccine and other factors. Ideally, puppies should receive one of the sets of the DHPP & Bordetella vaccines between 14 to 16 weeks of age and kittens should receive one of the sets of the FVRCP and FELV between 14 to 16 weeks of age to achieve the highest immunity against disease.
Adult pets adopted from shelters or rescue organizations (or pets whose vaccine history is unknown) should receive at least one DHPP vaccination booster (for dogs) or one FVRCP & FELV (for cats) 2 to 5 weeks after their adoption.
WE OFFER ONE-STEP RESERVATION PACKAGES for this purpose which ELIMINATES THE NEED TO REPEAT THE RESERVATION PROCESS FOR YOUR PET'S UPCOMING VACCINATION NEEDS. Mark your Reservation Application accordingly to let us know that you would like the package, and no further information or forms will be required from you for the next clinic (unless there has been a change in your pet's health such as developing an allergic reaction or seizures, or if it has been diagnosed with any medical condition). Your initial one-time payment will include the services for your pet's upcoming vaccinations. You simply show up at the next month's clinic for your pet's follow-up boosters!
"DRIVE-THRU" CLINIC PROCEDURES:
✓ Clinics are held on a "drive-through" basis, and pets are seen in the order they arrive.
✓ Pet owners must remain inside of their vehicles until our staff approaches, at which time you will remove your pet from your vehicle and transfer it to our staff member by either handing your dog's leash to our handler or placing your cat's carrier on the ground for our handler to pick up. You must then wait inside your vehicle which will be parked close to our treatment area. You will be able to watch our team give your pet the loving care we're so happy to provide. Cats, however, are taken inside of our mobile unit to eliminate any possible risk of becoming loose.
✓ All pet owners are required to wear a mask covering their nose & mouth when our staff approaches their vehicle. (No mask, no service)!
✓ If your dog is not friendly to strangers or if it tends to be fearful of people, please bring a muzzle to place on your dog just before transferring it to our staff.
✓ Please make sure your dog is wearing a collar or harness which is not too loose where it could slip out of the collar/harness if it pulls away from our handler. A sturdy leash must be attached to the collar/harness. All cats must be in secured carriers designed for pet transportation. No cardboard carriers are allowed.
✓ When your pet is returned to your vehicle, you will receive a Certificate of Vaccination and/or other documents reflecting the service(s) your pet received, along with any pre-purchased flea/tick control medication.
✓ If your pet is microchipped at our clinic, do not bathe your pet for at least 2 weeks after the implant. You will be provided with a pre-paid Microchip Registration Form. It is your responsibility to complete the form and mail it (postage-free) to AVID. Always keep your contact information updated with AVID.
Thank you for understanding and complying with our new clinic protocols which have become necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of everyone concerned.
We also thank you for understanding the work and time involved in preparing for these clinics and that we have a non-refundable policy. Due to the time and cost involved with the scheduling of each appointment, we are unable to provide any refunds for cancellations or no-shows. However, if you cancel your appointment via written notification to HEART no later than 48 hours prior to your scheduled reservation, you will be entitled to receive a credit in the amount of your payment to use for the same pet and for the exact same services/products at any upcoming scheduled public low-cost clinic held by HEART within six (6) months from the date you submit your Vaccine Clinic Reservation Application.
Completion of the following steps will confirm your reservation. Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone to attend our clinics without a confirmed reservation.
TO SCHEDULE A RESERVATION
1) Click the blue button below to complete our Clinic Reservation Application. Please be thorough in completing this form. You must submit a separate form for each pet attending our clinic. On the Application, write the clinic location & date you wish to attend. If you are unable to fill out the form on line, please print and then complete the form.
2) Return the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to email it, please fax to: (657) 444-2210.
If your pet has received vaccines in the past, please submit the prior vaccine certificate(s) with your Reservation Application (or pet hospital invoice(s) showing the dates that the vaccines were administered). IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE PROOF OF A PRIOR RABIES VACCINATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION, YOUR PET WILL ONLY RECEIVE A 1-YEAR RABIES VACCINE AS OPPOSED TO A 3-YEAR RABIES VACCINE. THE SAME APPLIES TO THE DHPP AND FVRCP VACCINES.
If your pet has been spayed/neutered, please include a copy of the Certificate of Sterilization with your Application if possible. It is not necessary to submit this if the other records you are submitting show that your pet has been fixed.
Puppies & kittens require an initial series of vaccines. We offer pre-paid puppy & kitten packages which eliminate the need for you to re-submit any paperwork for your pet's next visit, saving you time and a discount of a few dollars. Your follow-up clinic visits are already confirmed, so you simply show up for your next scheduled reservation! To choose this package option, please mark it on the Application accordingly.
3) After we receive your Application, you will receive an email from us verifying the services you are requesting. You must then make your payment by clicking on the "Donate" button on the "Donations & Payments" page on our website. Once we receive your payment, we will email you your Reservation Confirmation Number and other relevant information.
Click on the tab below to download or print the form.