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.