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June 10, 2011

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  • Bradley Stallard, environmental health manager, LENOWISCO Health District, 276-328-1933
  • Robert Parker, public information officer, Western Region, 540-381-7100, ext. 151

SCOTT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, IN COOPERATION WITH THE SCOTT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AREA VETERINARIANS, ANNOUNCES RABIES CLINICS

(GATE CITY, Va.) -- The Scott County Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the Scott County Health Department and area veterinarians are having rabies clinics in several locations, Monday, June 13, 2011 through Friday, June 17, 2011.

All dogs and cats four months old or older are required to be vaccinated against rabies. The cost will be $10 per one-year vaccination and $12 per three-year vaccination.

Area veterinarians will offer rabies vaccinations at the following locations and times:

Dr. Rasnic:

  • Tuesday, June 14 - Rasnic Animal Hospital, 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 16 - Rasnic Animal Hospital, 9 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Redwine:

  • Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 16 - Redwine Animal Hospital, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Fuller:

  • Monday, June 13 - Fairview Elementary School, 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Rye Cove High School, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14 - Scott County Veterinary Services, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15 - Hiltons Shell Station, 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Weber City Elementary School, 4:15 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 16 - Scott County Veterinary Services, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17 - B & K Farm Supply in Nickelsville, 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Twin Springs High School, 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. It kills almost any mammal or human that gets sick from it.

To help control rabies:

  • Vaccinate your dogs, cats, ferrets, and selected livestock. Keep the vaccinations up-to-date.
  • If your pet is attacked or bitten by a wild animal, report it to the local health or animal control authorities. Be sure your vaccinated dog, cat, or ferret receives a booster vaccination
  • Limit the possibility of exposure by keeping your animals on your property. Don’t let pets roam free.
  • Do not leave garbage or pet food outside. It may attract wild or stray animals.
  • Do not keep wild animals as pets. Enjoy all wild animals from a distance, even if they seem friendly. A rabid animal sometimes acts tame. If you see an animal acting strangely, report it to your local animal control department and do not go near it yourself.

For more information, contact the LENOWISCO Health District at 276-328-8000 or visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/DEE/Rabies.

 

Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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