Saturday's rabies clinic in Cedartown was deemed a success.
The event was sponsored by the Polk County Health Department, Polk County Humane Society and Polk County Animal Control.
In a release, the agencies issued a thanks to "all the people who brought their dogs and cats to the Goodyear Civic Center on Sept. 27 for the 10th annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic. The atmosphere was fun and friendly as 513 dogs and 105 cats, 2 ferrets and 2 horses -- for a total of 622 animals --received their annual rabies vaccinations."
The goal of the event was to encourage all Polk County residents to obtain their pet’s rabies vaccinations to prevent the spread of rabies.
Polk County has had two positive cases of rabies this year, one in a bat in the Rockmart area and one in a raccoon in the Cedartown area.
Rabies vaccination is a Georgia State Law, which was passed to control the outbreak and spread of the deadly virus.
The organizers expressed a special thanks to the Polk Veterinarian Clinic Staff for volunteering their time and for providing the rabies vaccine; and the Cedartown High School Key Club volunteers for their time and hard work.
Organizers also thanked the City of Cedartown for donating the facility that housed the event and city employee Lee Hayes, who assisted with the setup.
The next rabies vaccination clinic is scheduled for April 2009 in Rockmart, at a date and location to be announced.