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- Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics Coming to Local Area on October 3 -

If you care about your pet's health, then ensure your dog or cat gets vaccinated against rabies.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and local veterinarians are again teaming up to provide Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics on Saturday, October 3.

“We're pleased to again partner with local veterinarians to offer an easy and affordable way for people to protect their pets from the risk of rabies,” says Richard Ovcharovich, Manager of Environmental Health with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Rabies is no way for a family pet to die, so the clinics are a chance for local residents to give their pets the protection they deserve.”

Cost for the rabies vaccine is $25 per animal (cash only), and no examination of the animal will take place at the clinic. Dogs need to be on leashes and cats should be in a carrier. The clinics take place on October 3 at participating veterinarians' offices in Bobcaygeon, Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, Perrytown and Port Hope. Click here for a complete list of clinic locations and times in your community.

Veterinarians in north Hastings County, Belleville and Trenton are also offering low-cost rabies clinics on October 3. For more information, call your local vet, or contact the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577.
People who are unable to attend the October 3 clinics have another option to protect their pets. A Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic is also set for Saturday, October 24, from 9 am to noon in Kirkfield at the Bexley Ranch (128 King St. W.).
Rabies is a serious virus that attacks the nerves and brain of an animal. People and pets may get rabies when an animal infected with rabies licks an open wound, or bites and scratches them. If left untreated, rabies is fatal. In this area, Ovcharovich notes, it is mandatory that pet owners get rabies vaccination for their dogs and cats. The vaccination of all domestic dogs and cats involved in animal bite incidents are routinely checked. Failure to comply with the mandatory vaccination for your pet can result in a substantial fine for an animal owner should charges be laid.


For media inquiries, contact:
Richard Ovcharovich, Manager, Environmental Health, HKPR District Health Unit, (705) 324-3569, or 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2222.

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