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Fall Low-Cost Rabies Clinics on September 27 & 28

Rabies Shots Available at Vets Across Peterborough City and County

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit and local veterinarians are teaming up again this fall to provide pet owners with low-cost rabies clinics across Peterborough City and County on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28.

The cost for a rabies shot is only $20 per animal and $20 for a microchip, cash only. The clinics are for dogs and cats only and they must be restrained.

“Protecting your cat or dog against rabies is not just a good idea, it’s the law,” said Atul Jain, Manager of Inspection Services who oversees the rabies prevention and control program for the Health Unit. “We hope that the community will take advantage of these low-cost rabies clinics because while it’s rare, when humans develop rabies from infected animals it is almost 100% fatal.”

Provincial law requires that all cats and dogs over three months of age in Peterborough City and County must be vaccinated for rabies. Vaccinations protect pets from rabies and help protect your family if your pet is bitten by a rabid wild animal. A conviction for not having an animal properly vaccinated carries a $110.00 fine per animal.

Location

(rabies vaccine $20 / microchip $20) *Cash Only*

Saturday,

September 27

Sunday,

September 28

Village Animal Hospital
108 Queen Street
Lakefield, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Peterborough Veterinary Services
720 The Kingsway
Peterborough, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Peterborough Pet Hospital
379 Lansdowne St. E.
Peterborough, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Champlain Animal Hospital
2673 Lakefield Road, Hwy. 29
Peterborough, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Peterborough West Animal Hospital
2605 Stewart Line, RR#3
Peterborough, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

Parkhill Animal Hospital
1535 Chemong Road
Selwyn, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

High Street Animal Hospital
815 High Street, Unit 7E
Peterborough, ON

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

12 – 2 p.m.

 

* Jackson Creek Pet Services will not be participating in this clinic at this time, but is supportive of this endeavour.

September 28, 2014, 12 noon – 3 p.m.

PJ’s Pet Store, (rabies vaccine $20 / microchip $20)

950 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough, ON

Pet vaccination and the provincial baiting program are still required to keep rabies at bay for the protection of Ontario families.  Rabies is a deadly disease of the central nervous system that affects humans and other mammals. The virus is concentrated in the saliva of a rabid animal and can spread through a bite, cut or scratch, or if the saliva comes in contact with the moist tissues of the mouth, nose or eyes. There is no known treatment for rabies once the symptoms appear.  The disease cannot be treated, but it can be prevented through vaccination.

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