Health unit hosts rabies vaccination clinics

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Pet owners could get their furry friends vaccinated against rabies during clinics this spring.

Lambton Public Health said after a two-year hiatus, several low-cost rabies vaccination clinics will be held in April and May.

Cats and dogs that are in good health and have not been vaccinated within the last year can receive the rabies vaccine for $25 per animal (cash only). Animals must be three months of age and older and must be leashed or contained.

Dog and cat owners are required by law to vaccinate their pets against rabies, read a media release from LPH. Rabies is a fatal, viral disease spread by the saliva of an infected animal.

Planned clinics are listed below.

Rutherford: Public Works Garage, 4590 Lambton Line.
April 2, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Florence: Dawn-Euphemia Community Centre, 6213 Mill Street.
April 2, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cairo: Public works Garage, 1345 Cairo Road.
April 9, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Alvinston: BAI Community Centre Arena, 3310 Walnut Street.
April 23, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Oil Springs: Fire Hall, 4589 Oil Springs Line.
May 7, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Enniskillen: Township Garage, 4465 Rokeby Line.
May 14, 9 a.m. – noon