MOUNT VERNON - With spring weather arriving soon,
everyone will be spending more time outside. That includes people and pets
which increases the chance to come in contact with a rabid animal. If you have
not had a chance to get a rabies vaccination for your pet, you are in luck.
The Knox County Health Department
and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on May
7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garage located behind the health department,
11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd.
The clinic is for dogs, cats and
ferrets. Rabies vaccination is recommended for all pets, including those kept
One-year and three-year
vaccinations will be offered. Proof of last year’s vaccinations will be needed
to receive the three-year vaccination. There is a $15 charge for the oneyear
vaccination; $20 for the three-year vaccination. No nursing, pregnant or sick
animals will be treated. The clinic veterinarian, Dr. Brian Wennerstrom, will
have the final say on whether an animal receives the rabies vaccination.
Micro-chipping is available for $30.
Dogs should be brought to the
clinic on a leash; cats and ferrets should be contained in a carrier. Pet
owners will be required to complete paperwork on site for record-keeping
purposes. Vaccinated dogs will receive a rabies tag that can be attached to the
animal’s collar; cat and ferret owners will receive a receipt for vaccine
The clinic will take place in the
garage behind the main health department building. The animals will be
vaccinated in a confined area to avoid pet escapes.
For more information, contact the Knox County Humane Society at 740-392-2287.
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