Wake offers low cost rabies vaccinations

RALEIGH Today authorities confirmed one case of rabies involving a raccoon. The animal came into contact with a dog over the weekend, but the dog's vaccinations were up-to-date.

Animal Control officers are concerned about possible exposure of unvaccinated animals in the area.

Any one who sees an animal acting unusual is urged to call Wake County Animal Control at 919-856-6911.

"We don't want to alarm residents in North Raleigh, but they should be aware of this case and of the potential for exposure to themselves, family members and their pets," said Michael Williams, Animal Control director for Wake County. "We are providing rabies vaccination clinics throughout the month of April, including a clinic at Lake Benson Park in Garner on Saturday, April 11. Vaccination is the only way to prevent the spread of rabies and is required by law."

Rabies vaccinations will be available for $5 at the following locations and:

Lake Benson Park
April 11, 2009
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Apex Community Park
April 15, 2009
5-7 p.m.

Southern Regional Center
April 16, 2009
5-7 p.m.

Bark Around the Park
Millbrook Exchange Park
April 18, 2009
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Harper Park
April 21, 2009
5-7 p.m.

Eastern Regional Center
April 23, 2009
5-7 p.m.

Wake County Animal Center
April 25, 2009
9 a.m.-noon

Morrisville Community Park
April 27, 2009
5-7 p.m.

Northern Regional Center
Wake Forest
April 30, 2009
5-7 p.m.

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