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Richmond SPCA Holding Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLINIC:

Saturday, June 4

2 to 4 p.m.

Richmond SPCA Robins-Starr Humane Center
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Cost: $10 (cash only)

Open to the public

  • The clinic will be drive-up only and will occur in the Richmond SPCA's side-front parking lot.
  • Pets and their guardians are to remain in their vehicles.
  • Registration paperwork will be provided at the time of vaccination, and it will be processed by Richmond SPCA staff once a licensed veterinary professional has administered the vaccination.
  • Only healthy, non-pregnant animals over the age of 12 weeks will be vaccinated.
  • You may leave the designated vaccination area as soon as your pet has been vaccinated.
  • Place the rabies tag on your dog's or cat's collar and keep the rabies certificate provided for proof of rabies vaccination.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE RABIES VIRUS:

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.

All dogs or cats 4 months of age or older must have proof of rabies vaccination. Initial rabies vaccinations protect a pet for 12 months. Subsequent rabies vaccinations are good for up to 3 years.

For more information, please call 804-521-1302 or email khall@richmondspca.org.

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