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Rabies clinics planned

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

With summer, and rabies season, right around the corner, two Columbia County animal rescue groups are holding low-cost rabies clinics to help pet owners protect their animals.

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In 2008, Columbia County had a record 12 confirmed cases of rabies -- eight raccoons, two bats, a coyote and a fox. Already this year, five cases have been confirmed -- three raccoons and two foxes, according to the Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division.

Heartsong Animal Rescue is holding its first rabies vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at SuperPetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez.

The group's second clinic will be from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 23, at the Heartsong Spay-Neuter Clinic at 104 S. Belair Road in Martinez.

Vaccinations are $5 per animal during both clinics.

The Columbia County Humane Society is holding a free rabies vaccination clinic 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at its newly constructed Dogwood Park Spay-Neuter Clinic at 6100 Columbia Road near Appling.

Vaccinations are free to the first 200 pets.

IF YOU GO

What: Heartsong Animal Rescue Rabies Vaccination Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: SuperPetz, 222 Bobby Jones Expressway, Martinez

Cost: $5 per animal

What: Heartsong Animal Rescue Rabies Vaccination Clinic

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23

Where: Heartsong Spay-Neuter Clinic, 104 S. Belair Road, Martinez

Cost: $5 per animal

What: Columbia County Humane Society Free Rabies Clinic

When: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30

Where: Dogwood Park Spay-Neuter Clinic, 6100 Columbia Road, Appling

Cost: Free to first 200 pets



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