Humane Society to Hold Special Rabies Only Vaccine Clinic
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — South Wood County Humane Society (SWCHS) is holding a special rabies only vaccine clinic for pets on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Humane Society in response to the recent rabies exposure in Wood County.
No appointment is needed. Dogs must be leashed and cats contained in carriers. Pets must be at least 4 months old to receive the rabies vaccination.
“Rabies is a very serious and fatal viral infection spread through infected saliva,” said Executive Director Bridget Chariton. “All pet owners, especially those within the area of this recent exposure should take extra precautions to protect their animals.” The best protection is through vaccination.”
At the Clinic, 1-year rabies is $20, 3-year rabies: $25 (owner must provide documentation of a past rabies vaccine to qualify for 3-year). Following the clinic, owners will receive a vaccine certificate and rabies tag via mail. The rabies certificate and tag is required for owners to obtain a pet license.
Licenses can only be issued for pets that have up-to-date rabies vaccinations, which for dogs, cats and ferrets are required by state law and county code. Most municipalities require pets are licensed annually.
SWCHS would like to thank Dr. Dean Rasmussen and All-Care Animal Hospital for administering the rabies vaccinations during the clinic.
For more information about the South Wood County Humane Society’s Rabies Only Vaccine Clinic, please call 715-423-0505 or email[email protected]. For specific concerns about the rabies exposure please contact the Wood County Health Department.