County rabies vaccination clinics begin Saturday

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The Switzerland County Health Department has announced that its annual Rabies Clinics will begin this Saturday, April 25th 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 25th, Dr. Marvin Moore will be at the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay from 1-3 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 2nd, Dr. David Walton will be in Bennington from 1-2 p.m.; then at the park in Mount Sterling from 2:30-3 p.m.; then at the church in Center Square from 3:30-4 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 9th, Dr. Walton will be in the Ohio Valley Land Development at Ash Street and Big Bone Drive from 1-1:30 p.m.; then at the Patriot Town Hall from 1:45-2:15 p.m.; then at the firehouse in Florence from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; then in Markland from 3:45-4:15 p.m.; and finally at the Posey Township firehouse near Quercus Grove from 4:45-5:15 p.m.

– On Saturday, May 16th, Dr. Walton will start at the firehouse in East Enterprise from 1-2 p.m.; then at the Saddle Club in Fairview from 2:30-3 p.m.; then at the Old Mill site in Pleasant from 3:30-4 p.m.; and finally at the firehouse in Moorefield from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Rabies only vaccinations for dogs are $10; Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, Lepto is $35; and Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, Lepto, and Kennel Cough is $45.

Rabies only vaccinations for cats is $10; while Rhinotracheitis; Calicivirus; Panleukopenia; Chlamydiosis, Leukemia; and Rabies is $40.

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