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Monday, September 24, 2018  | 10 a.m. | Windsor-Essex County


World Rabies Day is a global campaign to help prevent the spread of rabies, the world’s most fatal disease. This year’s theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life. By educating ourselves and speaking to others about prevention, we can all play a role in keeping people and animals safe from this disease. In 2017, 149 animals tested positive for rabies in Ontario.

Participating veterinarians of the Essex County Veterinary Association are joining World Rabies Day activities by offering three (3) low-cost rabies vaccine clinics on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The clinics are open to all cats and dogs three (3) months of age and older. Animals must be in good health and not vaccinated within the last year. Only rabies vaccine will be offered.

Animals must be leashed or contained. The cost is $30 per animal, cash only.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Clinic details:

  1. Ambassador Animal Hospital, 1345 Tecumseh Rd. West, Windsor, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  2. Harrow Animal Hospital, 110 King St. West, Harrow, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  3. Town and Country Animal Clinic, 2055 Sandwich West Parkway, LaSalle, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Rabies is a fatal, viral disease spread by the saliva of an infected animal such as a dog, cat, fox, raccoon, bat, livestock, etc. Saliva can enter the body through a bite or scratch. “Owners of dogs and cats are required by law to vaccinate their pets against rabies and vaccinating pets is an important way to prevent the spread of this disease”, says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex Count Health Unit.

For more information on vaccination clinics, or about rabies, call 519-258-2146 ext. 4475, or visit the Health Unit's website.

Media Contact:
Communications Department
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
519-258-2146 ext. 6397 (NEWS)
news@wechu.org

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