In an effort to protect man and man’s best friends, the county’s annual rabies clinics sponsored by 4-H get underway Saturday morning.
Veterinarians will offer the low-cost vaccinations at various locations throughout the county beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Rabies shots are $9, and additional yearly vaccinations are available during the clinic.
“What many people don’t realize is that Georgia law requires all dogs and cats to be vaccinated to prevent rabies,” said Dawson County Extension Agent Clark Beusse. “We haven’t had any reports of rabies in the county this year, but there have been reports in neighboring counties.”
Dr. Steve Landreth will offer vaccinations from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, 10-11:45 a.m. at Dawson County Middle School and noon to 1 p.m. at Riverview Middle School.
Dr. Ed Holton will be at Kilough Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call the extension office at (706) 265-2442.