Guilford County confirms fourth case of animal rabies in 2014

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Wednesday the fourth case of rabies in an animal for 2014.

A bat found on Quaker Landing Road tested positive for the rabies virus.

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 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, Aug. 23, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fire District #28, 6619 NC 61 North, Gibsonville, NC 27249

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Pleasant Garden Town Hall, 4920 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Jamestown Town Hall, 301 East Main St., Jamestown, NC 27282

The vaccination will be $5 per shot. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.


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