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Limestone Vet Clinic will hold a rabies clinic | New

The Limestone Vet Clinic will host a drive-thru rabies clinic from Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11.

Alabama law requires cats and dogs 3 months and older to be vaccinated against rabies annually. The cost per vaccine is $12, as set by the Department of Health.

“In Alabama, there are two different strains of rabies virus: the raccoon variant and the bat variant. The raccoon strain can infect other wildlife, such as foxes, coyotes, and skunks; but more importantly, it can infect pets. Vaccination of dogs, cats and ferrets is required by law. Vaccinations for other species, such as horses and cattle, are also available and recommended. Vaccinating animals helps provide protection if they are unknowingly exposed to a rabid animal,” according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. “The bat variant can also infect pets or people. Bats pose a unique risk of rabies because their bites may be unknown or leave insignificant traces. If you should have bats in your home or bedroom, please contact your doctor or local health department for consultation.

Rabies prevention:

  • Avoid being bitten or scratched. Seek immediate medical attention and report to local health department
  • Do not approach stray or injured animals or wild animals
  • Don’t put bats back
  • Vaccinate your pets and livestock
  • Keep pets properly confined or leashed
  • Avoid leaving trash or leftover pet food uncovered, which could attract wildlife

Clinic days, times and locations: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

West Limestone High School at 7:30 a.m.

Owens School at 9:00 a.m.

East Limestone High School at 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Rural Village of Elkmont at 7:45 a.m.

Piney Chapel School at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Clements High School at 8:00 a.m.

Tanner High School at 9:15 a.m.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Athens College at 8:00 a.m.

Wearing a mask is compulsory for the safety of the service provider and the customer.