If you go
The times and locations of the clinic are as follows:
Route 1 —
Dr. Steve Landreth:
• 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. — Burt’s Pumpkin Farm
• 10 to 11:45 a.m. — Dawson County Middle School (parking lot
on Hwy. 9)
• Noon-1 p.m. — Riverview Middle School
Route 2 —
Dr. Ed Holton:
• 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Kilough Elementary School
Most cases of rabies are confirmed in North Georgia. This should be a wake-up call for all residents. Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted to humans. Cases are mostly found in wildlife such as raccoons; however, a family pet such as a dog or cat can also have and transmit rabies.
The good news is your pets can be protected from rabies by a simple vaccination.
Why vaccinate your dog and cat against rabies?
The reasons are simple: Vaccination against rabies protects both you and your pet; plus, it’s the law.
In Georgia, all dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies by a licensed veterinarian. The pet should also display a rabies tag as proof of vaccination.
On May 14, the Dawson County Extension Office, along with two local veterinarians, will conduct the annual 4-H Rabies Clinic.
Teams will be at different locations across Dawson County in an effort to vaccinate as many dogs and cats as possible.
Last year, 1,144 dogs and cats were vaccinated. The rabies vaccination cost is only $9 per animal.
During the rabies clinic, please keep pets in your vehicle. The doctors will come to your car to give the vaccinations.
If you have your paperwork from last year’s vaccination, bring it with you in order to speed up the process this year.
If you have questions, call the Dawson County Extension Office at (706) 265-2442.
Clark Beusse is the Dawson County extension agent. For more information, call (706) 265-2442.