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- Get Your Pets Vaccinated at Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics Taking Place Across Area on October 4 -

Protect your pet by reducing its risk of rabies.

Pet owners are encouraged to get their dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies at clinics taking place on Saturday, October 4, at veterinarians’ offices across the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Northumberland County. Click here for a complete list of local rabies vaccination clinics.

These Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics are being offered by local veterinarians and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. Cost is $25 per animal (cash only), and dogs need to be on leashes and cats should be in a carrier. No examination of the pet will take place at the clinics.

“These rabies vaccination clinics are an easy and affordable way for people to protect their four-legged friends from the risk of rabies,” says Richard Ovcharovich, Manager of Environmental Health with the HKPR District Health Unit. “After all, rabies is no way for a family pet to die.”

Rabies is a serious virus that attacks the nerves and brain of an animal. People and animals can get rabies by being bitten, scratched or having an open wound licked by a rabid animal. If left untreated, rabies is fatal. Because of the risks associated with rabies, it is mandatory in this area that pet owners get rabies vaccinations for their dogs and cats. The vaccination status of all domestic dogs and cats involved in animal bite incidents is checked.
For more information about rabies prevention or the upcoming vaccination clinics, contact your local veterinarian or call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577.


For media inquiries, contact:
Richard Ovcharovich, Manager, Environmental Health, HKPR District Health Unit, (705) 324-3569.

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