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Rabies Clinic Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2017 | Environmental Health, Expert Opinion

Dear Editor:

To many of us our pets are very much a part of our family, and we would be devastated if something bad happened to them. One way to protect our pets is by vaccinating them. Low-cost rabies clinics make this protection almost painless.

Weekday clinics are scheduled next week from 5-6 p.m. at the following locations and date:

  • Grantsville Elementary School, Monday, May 8.
  • Gorman Fire Department, Tuesday, May 9.
  • Accident Elementary School, Wednesday, May 10.
  • Friendsville Elementary School, Thursday, May 11.
  • Bloomington Fire Department, Friday, May 12.

A final clinic for this series will be held at the Oakland office of the Garrett County Health Department on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost of the vaccination is $5 per animal at the clinics. Dogs must be on a leash and under the control of a responsible individual. Cats and ferrets must be brought to the clinic in a cage or a tightly secured box with air holes. If a cage or carrier is not available, the cat must be carried in a pillowcase or suitable cloth sack.

County dog and cat licenses will be available at each clinic for interested persons. License cost is $3 per year for a spayed/neutered animal and $15 for non-spayed/neutered. If a three-year rabies vaccination is received, a three-year County dog or cat license may be purchased.

Protect your beloved pet with this one simple act.

For more information about rabies, or to report an incident, call 301-334-7760 or 301-895-3111.

For Immediate Release:  May 2, 2017
Contact Person: Diane Lee, Public Information Office

 

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