The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter will be offering free rabies shots on March 10th. The special event will take place at the shelter at 1500 Monty St. in Shreveport. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m..

The first 500 Caddo residents to bring their pet to the shelter will be eligible for the free shot. Pets eligible for the shot are dogs, cats and ferrets. The vaccine will provide protection from rabies for up to three years.

Also, during the special event, pet microchipping will be offered at a discounted rate of 7 dollars. For more information, contact the shelter at 318-226-6624 or visit www.caddopets.com.