Rabies Vaccination Clinic provides safety for animals
Released by Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC
The city of Rocky Mount will host another Rabies Vaccination Clinic on April 30, 2016, 9am to noon, at the Rocky Mount Animal Shelter —
1017 N Church Street, Rocky Mount NC.
**UPDATE — Please be advised that the location for the clinic has changed. It is at the former shelter, 1101 N Church Street. **
The clinic, administered by Hicks Animal Clinic, is held often in order to provide safety for animals, and ultimately humans, from exposure to the disease.
“Rabies vaccinations are extremely important,” says Willie Boykin, animal services supervisor. “Vaccinations control the spread of the disease and keeps your pets and family protected.” The first rabies shot is good for one year provided that the next shot is given prior to its expiration. If the first shot does not expire, the second shot will last for three years.
As many as 300 shots have been administered in previous clinics. The first Rabies Vaccination Clinic was held in the fall of 2003.
The Rabies Vaccination Clinic is for cats and dogs only, four months and older. Pets must be on leashes or in carriers, and the cost is just $5 per pet, cash only. Animal adoptions are also available.
For more information on the Rabies Vaccination Clinic, call 252.972.1390.
More about Rocky Mount animal control is on the city’s website.
Ed. Note: Originally published April 26, 2016. Update issued by Ms. Norman on April 28.