Rabies clinics scheduled for June for dogs, cats and ferrets – WKRG News 5
MOBILE, Alabama – The Mobile County Health Department provides low-cost rabies vaccines for dogs, cats and ferrets that are good for one year during weekend clinics.
Here is a list of rabies clinics scheduled for June in Mobile County:
• June 5 (Saturday), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., City of Mobile Animal Shelter, 855 Owens Street in Mobile
• June 11 (Friday), 10 a.m. to noon, Mobile County Animal Shelter, 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road in Mobile
• June 12 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Pet Supplies Plus, 803 Hillcrest Road in Mobile
• June 19 (Saturday), 10 a.m. to noon, Glamor Paws, 10005 Dauphin Island Parkway near Fowl River
In order to comply with social distancing recommendations, these events will be driving clinics. The cost of the rabies vaccine per pet is $ 12. All rabies vaccines are payable in cash. Each month, the MCHD Rabies Officer provides residents with low-cost vaccines for their pet dogs, cats and ferrets at various locations. The state of Alabama directs local health departments to provide affordable rabies vaccines to pet owners. The MCHD rabies manager vaccinated 197 domestic animals at rabies clinics in May. Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system. It is spread from infected mammals to humans and is fatal when symptoms appear. Symptoms of rabies include unusual behavior, irritability, headache, fever, inability to eat or drink, problems with balance, circles, seizures, coma and, finally, death. . All warm-blooded mammals, including humans, are susceptible to rabies.
In 2020, the MCHD rabies manager vaccinated 1,599 domestic animals. To learn more, visit mchd.org, search for “Services”, search for “Disease Control” and select “Rabies Control”. A rabies quarantine fact sheet is available through the Alabama Department of Public Health here.