Houston County has had a number of reported rabid animals this year, and now the health department is doing something to help.
Low-cost rabies clinics were held throughout the wiregrass today. Local veterinarians volunteered their time to help administer the vaccines.
A major concern for vets is that the virus will be transferred from rabid animals to humans, and they hope that by vaccinating pets, they can create a barrier for humans:
Joni Sonmore, a Banfield veterinarian, said, “We're seeing more and more rabies this year, and it is a threat in this part of the country.”
It is Alabama State law to have your dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies each year.