Rabies clinic April 28

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mill Spring Fire Department to host event

MILL SPRING — A rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Mill Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

The clinic is sponsored by the Polk County Animal Control, and will take place from 8 a.m. to noon.

Veterinarian Kelly Sulik will offer rabies vaccines for $8, including for equines and DA2PP and FVRCP vaccines for $12.

The Mill Spring Fire Department is located at 145 Old Rutherfordton Road, Mill Spring.

One-year vaccines will be available unless proof of current rabies is available for a three-year vaccine.

North Carolina General Statute 130A-185 states that all dogs, cats and ferrets must be kept currently vaccinated against rabies. It is not required by law for horses, but recommended that they also be vaccinated for rabies.

Polk County also has an ordinance and residents can be cited for not having dogs and cats vaccinated, or for not wearing a vaccination tag or certification. The penalty for not having dogs and cats vaccinated is $100, and also $100 for not wearing a vaccination tag or certification.