All shots will be $5 for dogs, cats, and ferrets and $10 for horses. Animals must be at least 12 weeks of age, healthy, and restrained with a leash or carrier.
The Polk County Humane Society along with the Polk County Animal Control will be distributing information concerning rabies and responsible pet ownership.
Polk County has had one 1 positive case of Rabies in 2008.
Rabies is a fatal virus, which attacks the central nervous system. The virus is transferred through salvia when a rabid animal bites and/or scratches another animal.
Unless the victim obtains immediate treatment, the virus will penetrate the nerve endings, traveling to the brain and saliva glands resulting in the victim’s death. Symptoms can vary or mimic other neurological diseases.
All residents of Polk County are encouraged to vaccinate their pets against rabies.
For more information on the rabies vaccination clinic please call Kathy Couey-Miller, EHS III, at the Polk County Health Department 770-749-2253.