Ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion cli­nics sche­du­led

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITÉ • NEWS - (GC)

The Eas­tern On­ta­rio Health Unit (EOHU), in co­ope­ra­tion with lo­cal ve­te­ri­na­rians, will hold ra­bies vac­ci­na­tion cli­nics th­rou­ghout Eas­tern On­ta­rio. The cli­nics will take place Sept. 19, 1 to 4 p.m., and offer the ra­bies vac­cine for cats and dogs at a cost of $20 per pet. No exa­mi­na­tion will take place. De­tails about cli­nic lo­ca­tions can be found on the EOHU’s web­site at www.eohu.ca., by phone, toll-free, at 1-800-267-7120, or through a bro­chure mai­lout. There have been no cases of ra­bies re­por­ted so far this year in the EOHU area but regional health of­fi­cials urge pet ow­ners to bring their dogs and cats to the cli­nics as there are re­ports of ra­bies cases from other near­by ju­ris­dic­tions. Ra­bies is most com­mon in wild ani­mals like bats, rac­coons and skunks, which can pass the di­sease du­ring out­side en­coun­ters with pets. The di­sease is trans­mit­ted through the sa­li­va. On­ta­rio law re­quires all pets over th­ree months old have ra­bies shots even if they are an in­door pet.

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