The City of Olathe will offer a microchip and low cost rabies clinic on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Olathe Animal Shelter, 505 E. Sunvale Drive, located behind the Olathe Police Department.
Residents can obtain rabies vaccinations and purchase/renew City of Olathe animal licenses at the same time. Microchips cost $25 and one-year Rabies vaccinations cost $10. Additional immunizations including Distemper, Bordetella, etc. will be available at a reduced rate. The animal shelter accepts cash or check. Contact the Olathe Animal Shelter at 913-971-6362 for additional information.
FEED: Use a good quality chick starter/grower like Purina Start & Grow. It comes in Non-Medicated and Medicated formula. Sprinkle feed on a paper towel in the area where the chicks will be. The chicks find the feed more easily this way at the start. Do this the first day. Then put the feed in troughs low enough so the chicks can see and reach the feed easily. Use one foot of trough feeder or one round feeder for every 25 chicks. Never let the chicks run out of feed or water. We don't recommend adding grit because the chick starter/grower feed is formulated for what the chicks need to digest the food. Chicks should stay on a full feed ration of chick starter/grower until they are 41/2 - 5 months of age.
EXCEPTION! On Meat birds like the Jumbo Cornish Cross, you may want to limit feed intake starting at the 14th day by taking the feed away at night. This seems to help slow the growth of the bird just enough to allow the skeletal structure of the bird to catch up with their fast muscular development.
All cats and dogs in the City of Olathe need to be licensed annually. Residents can license pets at www.OlatheKS.org/Police/AnimalControl/License Licenses may also be purchased at the Olathe Animal Shelter at 505 E. Sunvale (Behind the Police Department) or at the Robinson Building, 1385 S. Robinson. Animal Control is open Monday through Saturday, 8a.m. To 5 p.m.