Rabies vaccination clinic is Sept. 21
The Mahoning County District Board of Health is offering a rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats, and ferrets from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Struthers Police Department garage, 6 Elm St.
Rabies vaccination for all dogs, cats, and ferrets over three months is required in Mahoning County. The cost is $6 per shot. Pet owners must have their pets on a leash, in a cage, or inside a pillowcase. No appointment is necessary.
Rabies is a preventable, potentially deadly, viral disease most often transmitted through bites and scratches from unvaccinated pets, strays, and wildlife.
The clinic, sponsored by the county health department in partnership with Dr. John Daugherty, D.V.M., and the Poland Veterinary Centre, Poland, is part of a coordinated effort to prevent rabies through education, awareness, and pet vaccination, said Patricia Sweeney, county health commissioner.