212014Apr

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Planned for April 26

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Planned for April 26                      

Health officials urge residents to keep their pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations

BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic on April 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office located at 209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington.

The cost of the rabies shot at the clinic will be $5.00 per pet. Pet owners attending the vaccination clinic are reminded to keep dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.

“Vaccinating your pet is the best way to protect them from rabies,” states Environmental Health Director Carl Carroll. “The law requires pet owners to stay up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and this clinic is one way to comply with the law at low-cost.”

Area veterinary offices will also be providing low-cost rabies vaccines for one week beginning May 5-May10. Participating veterinary offices include:

- Mebane Veterinary Hospital (919) 563-5006

- Graham Animal Hospital (336) 228-1600

- Tri-County Veterinary Service (336) 376-6838

Alamance Animal Emergency Hospital, available at (336) 228-7226, will provide rabies vaccinations May 5-9 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and again on May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. only. Please call the veterinary office for clinic hours and to schedule an appointment for the participating clinics. Rabies vaccines at the participating offices above will cost $5.00 per animal.

To date, there have been no confirmed cases of rabies in 2014 for Alamance County. In 2013, there were eight confirmed rabies cases in the county. For more information or questions about rabies control, vaccination requirements, or upcoming clinics, contact the health department’s Environmental Health office at (336) 570-6367.