County rabies vaccination clinics begin this Saturday

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The Switzerland County Health Department has announced that its annual Rabies Clinics will begin this Saturday and will continue for the following three Saturdays.

Rabies and other vaccinations are being offered at various clinics throughout the county. Other pet medications will also be available. Animal diseases and animal bites (domestic and wild) have been on the rise, and owners are urged to take advantage of these clinics.

By Indiana law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated yearly for rabies. Owners can be cited for failure to comply with this law.

Clinic dates and times include:

– This Saturday, April 26th, Dr. Marvin Moore will be at the Jeff-Craig firehouse in Vevay from 1-3 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 3rd, Dr. David Walton will be in Bennington from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; then at the park in Mount Sterling from 2-2:30 p.m.; then at the church in Center Square from 3-3:30 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 10th, Dr. David Walton will be in the Ohio Valley Land Development at Ash Street and Big Bone Drive from 12:30-1 p.m.; then at the Patriot Town Hall from 1:30-2 p.m.; then at the firehouse in Florence from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; then in Markland from 4-4:30 p.m.; and finally at the Posey Township firehouse near Quercus Grove from 5-5:30 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 17th, Dr. David Walton will start at the firehouse in East Enterprise from 12:30-1:30 p.m.; then at the Saddle Club in Fairview from 2-2:30 p.m.; then at the Old Mill site in Pleasant from 3-3:30 p.m.; and finally at the firehouse in Moorefield from 4-5 p.m.

Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $10; and other shots will also be available.

For more information, contact the Switzerland County Health Department at 427-3220.