A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Placer County Animal Services, 11251 B Avenue in Auburn. The clinic is sponsored by Animal Services; Banfield Pet Hospitals of Lincoln/Folsom, a locally owned franchise of the corporation; and Pfizer Pharmaceutical. Placer County and Banfield Pet Hospitals will provide trained staff and supplies for the clinic and Pfizer Pharmaceutical will provide the vaccines. Free educational pamphlets about rabies will be available for the public to pick up.
County dog licenses and low-cost microchips will also be available for purchase at the clinic. Licenses and microchips are visible forms of identification that help to reunite you with your pet in case it gets lost or stolen.
The clinic is being offered in support of World Rabies Day to increase awareness about rabies and enhance prevention efforts. World Rabies Day was founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alliance for Rabies Control, a United Kingdom charity.
Experts estimate that from 30,000 – 40,000 United States residents are potentially exposed to rabies each year even though the disease is 100% preventable. A domestic animal bite, such as a dog bite, is the most common source of infection in humans. Vaccinating domestic animals is the best way to control spreading the disease.
Additional clinics are being offered in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties. For more information, visit www.svvma.com for location, date and times offered in other areas.
Additional information for the Place County clinic is available by calling Animal Services at:
· 530-886-5500 or