Lowndes County Hosts Rabies Clinic

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

About 80 people turned out today to get their pets vaccinated at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter.

For a reduced fee of $10, anyone with a dog, cat or ferret could receive a rabies vaccine by area veterinarian Dr. Alba Sosa.

Green tags were added to animals' collars to show that they have been vaccinated.

"He plays with a lot of neighborhood children and if something happens, I don't want their parents to have to worry about the health of this dog," said Johnny Riley, Jr., of Valdosta, while holding his 5-year-old Pomeranian, Bandit Outlaw. He added, "You know, harming the health of their children."

The next rabies clinic in Lowndes County will be held in October.

The shelter is encouraging folks to adopt animals in the shelter who need homes, like the Pekingese WCTV filmed getting her rabies vaccine. She has a docile personality but may have been surrendered by her owner because of allergies.

For more information, call the Lowndes County Animal Shelter at (229) 671-2760.

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