Vet Urges Owners to Have Their Pets Vaccinated Against Rabies

A vaccination clinic was held at the Coffee County Farm Center in New Brockton as part of Alabama Rabies Awareness Week.

Enterprise veterinarian Dr. Adam Carter says only half the dog population and 13-percent of the cats in Coffee County have received their annual rabies shots.

A wild animal with the disease can affect a domestic pet and the disease can be spread to humans.

"Our pets are the buffer between the wild animals and humans. It is important that the domestic dog and cats be protected against rabies because it's a line of defense for us as well," said Dr. Carter.

Dr. Carter advises people to avoid contact with all wildlife, especially raccoons, bats and foxes.

If you are bitten you should immediately seek medical care.

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