Guilford County Confirms First Case of Animal Rabies in 2014 (Health Alert)

"The Guilford County Department of Public Health is alerting residents that a cat found on Alderwood Drive in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on April 17, 2014.  This is the first confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014.  The cat had contact with one person and three other cats.

North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats, dogs and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated.  Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets. 

Rabies continues to circulate within our wildlife population. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.  Guilford County Animal Control is offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at the following locations and times:

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Winsor Center, 1601 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC  27405
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield, NC 27358
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249 
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 East Main Street, Jamestown, NC  27282

The rabies vaccination will be five dollars ($5.00) per shot.  Cash and personal checks will be accepted. 

For your pet’s safety and the safety of others at these clinics, dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit"
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