Local pet owners are reminded about upcoming low-cost rabies vaccination clinics being held in Haliburton County during the last week of September. The annual clinics are organized by local veterinarians in partnership with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
“Many of us consider a dog or cat to be part of our family so the low-cost rabies vaccination clinics provide an opportunity to give these pets the protection they deserve” says Bruce Barthorpe a public health inspector with the HKPR District Health Unit. “Rabies is fatal so getting pets vaccinated is an important part of caring for animals and being a responsible pet owner.”
The low-cost rabies vaccination clinics cost only $30 per animal (cash only). No examination of the animal will take place at the clinic and participating veterinarians ask that dogs be on leashes and cats in carriers. The low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are set to take place as follows:
Faraday Animal Clinic runs a clinic at Cardiff Community Centre (2747 Monck Rd.) 6-7 p.m.
Haliburton Veterinary Services runs a clinic at the Haliburton Fire Hall 9 a.m. to noon.
Bridletown Warden Animal Hospital runs a clinic at the Pet Valu Store (231 Highland St.) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To learn more about rabies and the upcoming clinics for pets call the health unit at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5006 or visit www.hkpr.on.ca.