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Animal rabies case confirmed in Guilford Co.

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Officials are alerting Guilford County residents after the first case of animal rabies this year was recently discovered.

According to the Guilford County Department of Public Health, a cat found on Alderwood Drive in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on April 17.

This is the first confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014. The cat reportedly came in contact with one person and three other cats.

North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets to be vaccinated.

Guilford County Animal Control is offering low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at the following locations and times:

Saturday, May 3 – 9 a.m. to Noon, Winsor Center, 1601 E. Lee St., Greensboro.
Saturday, June 21 — 9 a.m. to Noon, Summerfield Fire Station #9, 7400 Summerfield Road, Summerfield.
Saturday, August 23 – 9 a.m.-Noon, Fire District #28, 6619 N.C. 61 North, Gibsonville.
Saturday, September 27 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden.
Saturday, October 18 — 9 a.m. to Noon., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 E. Main St., Jamestown.

The rabies vaccination will be $5 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 http://www.guilfordhealth.org.

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