Rabies Vaccine Clinic 2nd Tuesday Every Month!

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2013                                                                                             704-878-5337 Office
Contact: Liz Crawford, Public Information Officer                             704-832-2396 Fax

Rabies Vaccine Clinic 2nd Tuesday Every Month!

All dogs, cats, and ferrets are required by Iredell County Ordinance to be vaccinated against rabies starting at the age of 3 months. In Iredell County, there is a $75.00 citation per animal for owners who do not have their dog, cat or ferret immunized against rabies. Iredell County Animal Services & Control hosts a rabies vaccination clinic every month and you are invited to attend with your dog, cat or ferret.

When: Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Iredell County Animal Services and Control

430 Bristol Dr.

Statesville, NC 28677

Cost: $6.00.  Proof of prior vaccination is required to receive a 3 year vaccination.

Boost After a Bite or Fight!  A rabies vaccine booster is needed within 5 days after a possible exposure to rabies, even if a pet is fully vaccinated. Possible exposures include playing, fighting or any contact with a stray (dog or cat) or wild animal (raccoon, skink, fox, opossum, etc.). Failure to obtain the booster vaccination within 5 days can result in the exposed animal being euthanized or quarantined for six months at the owner’s expense.

For more information on rabies vaccinations or to report a stray animal, call Iredell County Animal Services and Control: (704)878-5424.

Also, 1 year vaccines are offered throughout the week: Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. for a fee of $10.00.

 

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