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Protect Your Pets Against Rabies

By: City of Tallahassee News Release
By: City of Tallahassee News Release

Tallahassee, Florida --

A simple injection is all it takes to save your pet's life! The City of Tallahassee Animal Control Division will hold a low-cost pet rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, October 2, at the LeVerne Payne Community Center, located at 450 West Fourth Avenue. The clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m.

“Our goal is to ensure that our community’s pets are safe and healthy,” said Lt. Jeff Doyle, supervisor of Tallahassee Animal Control. “Rabies vaccination can be life saving for our animals and for us.”

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Rabies infection is fatal to warm blooded animals, including humans. This clinic is part of the City Animal Control Division’s efforts to curb the spread of rabies in our community.

State and local laws require all dogs, cats and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies. Pets must be at least three months old to be vaccinated. At the clinic, animals must be in a pet carrier or on a leash.

A suggested donation of $5 per pet will help cover the cost of the vaccination, as well as future clinics. To shorten your wait time at the clinic, you can download the registration paperwork by visiting the website below. Complete it before you arrive.


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