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Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic Is This Weekend

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 19:23:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--This weekend a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic is being held. It's Saturday at the LeVerne Payne Community Center on West Fourth Avenue. The clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m.

“Our low-cost clinics are targeted to help the pets most in need in our community,” said Tallahassee Animal Services Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Barton. “Our goal is to help protect our pets, our families and our community by ensuring that all pets are vaccinated against this deadly disease.”

Tallahassee Animal Services says rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The rabies virus is fatal to warm blooded animals, including humans. State and local laws require all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies. Pets must be at least three months old to be vaccinated. At the clinic, animals must be in a pet carrier or on a leash.

Saturday marks the 21st clinic held by Tallahassee Animal Services since they began providing this community service in 2007. To date, more than 3,200 pets have receive this vaccination. A suggested donation of $5 per pet will help cover the cost of the vaccination, as well as future clinics. Free personalized identification tags will also be provided to all pets that attend Saturday’s clinic. To shorten your wait time, you can download the registration paperwork by visiting Talgov.com/animals and complete it before you arrive.

For more information on Tallahassee Animal Services and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit Talgov.com/animals. You can also keep up-to-date by liking the Animal Service Center’s Facebook page or following @COTAnimals on Twitter.