Summerfield, NC -- Need a rabies vaccination for your pet? Well, the Guilford County Department of Public Health wants to help you with a few upcoming events.
Animal control hosted its first low-cost rabies vaccination clinic Saturday at the Summerfield Fire Station. In all, health officials vaccinated 264 pets.
With nine reported cases of animal rabies already in Guilford County, it's important that your pet is prepared. North Carolina law requires all domestic pets, living inside or outside, age four months or older to be vaccinated.
Because rabies can circulate through a community, even during winter months, your best chance of protecting your family and your pets from the virus is to get your pets vaccinated.
Rabies vaccines at each upcoming rabies clinic cost $5.00. And, here's a list of the upcoming clinics:
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Rd., Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oak Ridge Community Park, 6231 Lisa Dr., Oak Ridge, NC 27310
The health department asks that, if you see a stray animal, animals acting strangely or if you're exposed to a sick animal, call Animal Control at 336-641-5990 in Greensboro or 336-883-3224 in High Point.
If you are ever bitten by an animal, wash the area immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention, and report the bite to a local animal control officer.
And for more informatio on edcational programs, call the Guilford County Department of Public Health at 336-641-7777.
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