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

"The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is alerting residents that a bat found on Quaker Landing Road in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on July 2, 2014.  This is the fourth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014.  The bat exposed one dog.

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, 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."
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