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Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Posted on 10/10/2012 by Tim Jennings

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Forsyth County Rabies Clinic Committee offers low-cost rabies clinics for cats, dogs, and ferrets over 3 months of age in the Spring and Fall of each year. The Fall 2012 Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Who is Eligible

Dogs, cats and ferrets over 3 months of age. We will vaccinate pets from Forsyth and other counties in North Carolina.

Cost:

The cost to vaccinate each pet is $5.00

Clinic Hours:

11:00 am to 3 pm

Location:

The clinic will be held at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Cattle Barn (Gate 9 on 27th Street)

Other Information:

It is required that dogs be on leashes, cats and ferrets be in carriers. If you do not have a carrier, loaners are available. For more information call 703-3110 or contact Animal Control 703-2480.

BASIC PET OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep vaccinations up-to-date for all dogs, cats and ferrets. This requirement is important not only to keep your pets from getting rabies, but also to provide a barrier of protection to you, if your animal is bitten by a rabid wild animal.
  • License your pet. The licensing registration provides a local database of pets rabies vaccination record. Licensing is mandated for all dogs and cats. Registration is only $5.00 per year for spayed or neutered animals.
  • Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately.
  • Call your local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood. They may be unvaccinated and could be infected by the disease.
  • Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote a healthy community through regulation, education and partnerships.

Adopted by the Board of Health 10/2/13.

Accredited Health Department 2009-2013

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