Rabies vaccination clinics start Saturday

Mar. 06, 2013 @ 11:28 AM

Now that health officials have reported two rabies cases this year, sponsors have scheduled a series of $5 vaccination clinics starting Saturday.
Because rabies continues to circulate even in the winter months, health officials say the best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies. 
Pets that do not have current rabies vaccinations and come in contact with a rabid animal must be euthanized or confined at the owner’s expense for at least six months at a veterinary facility. North Carolina law requires rabies vaccinations for all domestic pets, whether living inside or outside, age 4 months or older.
To report stray animals, or animals acting strangely or exposures to sick animals, call 641-5990 in Greensboro or 883-3224 in High Point. Anyone who is bitten by an animal should wash the area immediately with soap and water, seek immediate medical attention and report the bite to local animal control officers.
For more information, call the Guilford County Department of Public Health at 641-7777, or Guilford County Animal Control at 641-5990 or visit www.guilfordhealth.org

Clinics

• Saturday: 1- 3:00 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 E. Main St.,  Jamestown.
• April 18, 3- 7 p.m., WGHP FOX 8 studio, 2005 Francis St.,  High Point.
• April 19,1:30 -5:30 p.m., WGHP FOX 8 studio, High Point. 
• May 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Guilford County Department of Public Health, 1100 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro.
 
Payment: Cash and personal checks are accepted.
Safety: Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.