Rabies clinic keeping community safe

Cats and dogs receive the rabies vaccine in New Carlisle. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) — The Clark County Combined Health District has teamed up with the Humane Society for rabies vaccination clinics.

More than 200 animals were vaccinated in their first clinic.

Animals that have received their one-year vaccination can receive one today — which lasts for three years.

Clark County Health District worker Dustin Ratliff says today’s event is to ensure they stay on top of the disease.

“Rabies is a very deadly disease so it’s very imperative that we have all of the cats and dogs vaccinated for this deadly disease not only to protect the animals, but also to protect the public,” Ratliff said.

The clinic is being held at Park Layne Elementary School, 12355 Dille Road, in New Carlisle until 7:00 Tuesday night.

All animals must be on a leash when at the school. Animals between three months and one year will receive a one-year vaccination. Animals over one year old with proof of current vaccination will receive a three-year vaccination.

Vaccinations are cash only — $10 at the door.

Clark County Health District Public Information Officer, Vince Carter, says the clinic also has a micro-chipping section. For $15, dogs and cats can have a micro-chip which will allow the Humane Society to track down the owner of the animal if lost or stolen.

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