UPCOMING RABIES CLINIC IN DAVIDSON COUNTY
Davidson County Health Department is sponsoring a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The clinic will be held at the
Davidson County Health Department in Lexington from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Dr. Greg Hedrick will be administering the vaccines. The
cost is $5 per vaccination at the clinic.
All rabies vaccines administered
at the clinic will be one-year vaccines only, unless the owner or responsible party can show a rabies certificate proving
the animal is properly vaccinated. All animals must remain in the vehicle. The owner of the animal maintains responsibility
for their animal while at the clinic. Animals should be handled by an adult. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be
in a carrier.
North Carolina law requires that all dogs, cats, and
ferrets over four months of age be vaccinated against rabies. They can be vaccinated as young as three months of age. Owners
not complying with this law may be fined $100 per day. North Carolina law also requires that rabies vaccinations shall be
given only by a licensed veterinarian.