Schedule series of rabies clinics | Pets
THOMASVILLE, GA - Thomas County Board of Commissioners have teamed up with local veterinarians to schedule a series of rabies clinics Saturday, April 16.
Georgia law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of three months must be vaccinated against rabies every year.
The scheduled clincs will only be open for one day.
Here is the full press release from the Thomas County Board of Commissioners
The Thomas County Board of Commissioners, in collaboration with local veterinarians, has scheduled a series of rabies clinics throughout the county.
The Rabies clinics will be held for one day only on Saturday 16 April. Rabies is a dreadful disease that can be transmitted to humans.
Georgia law requires all dogs and cats over the age of three months be vaccinated against rabies each year. All pets not wearing a current tag are subject to impoundment.
For your convenience Rabies Clinics are planned for the following times and locations:
Meigs Police Station, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. by Clanton-Malphus Hospital
Ochlocknee Police Station, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. by Clanton-Malphus Hospital
Coolidge Police Station, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by Clanton-Malphus Hospital
Boston Police Station, 8:30 to 9:40 a.m. by Thomasville Animal Hospital
Barwick Police Station, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. by Thomasville Animal Hospital
Pavo Water Tower, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by Thomasville Animal Hospital
Thomasville, Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 11:15 to 12:00 p.m. by Young’s Veterinary Clinic
Half the people who die from rabies are under the age of 15. In the United States, rabies has been reported in every state except Hawaii.
Rabies got its name from a Latin word that means “to rage”. That’s because animals with rabies sometimes act as if they are angry.
Rabies attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing death if not prevented. Any mammal can get rabies. It can only be passed to another animal or a person through saliva.
You cannot get rabies from blood. Animals with rabies may act strangely. It is best to stay away from wild animals and other people’s pets.
A fee to cover the cost of the vaccine will be charged per family as follows: one animal, $12 - two animals, $11 each – three animals, $10 each.
Local veterinarians are donating their time to come to your community to vaccinate your pets.
Make sure you thank them!