Rabies Clinic Coming up for Hart and Franklin Counties

April 5, 2013

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is holding its annual rabies clinic this month.

Shelter director Sheri Lockhart said the clinic is coming up in two weeks.

“This year we will be doing our rabies clinic on April 13th here at the shelter from 10:00am to 3:00pm”, said Lockhart. “We are going to have one year rabies vaccines for $5 and three year vaccines for $10, but you have to have previous year vaccine before you can get a three year vaccine.”

Also being offered are rabies vaccines for horses for $15. The rabies clinic is open to any pet owners.

Lockhart said so far this year, they’ve had four rabies quarantine cases at the shelter, but none of the animals turned out to be positive for the disease.

The Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter is located on Bear Creek Road in Lavonia.

And if you can’t make it to the rabies clinic at the animal shelter, the Hart County 4-H will be holding their annual rabies clinic this year over a two-day period.

The first is Saturday, April 27, 2013 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and another will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Both clinics will be held at the Hartwell Elementary School Bus Ramp.

Dr. Matthew Keifer, D.V.M., of Hartwell Animal Hospital is generously donating his services for each clinic. Cost per pet is $8.00.

All proceeds will benefit Hart County 4-H’ers.

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