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Barks in the park: 493 pets vaccinated at rabies clinic

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The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) hosted its annual low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic May 8 at Douglass Park. LFCHD employees, along with the help of the Lexington Humane Society, helped protect 493 of Lexington’s dogs and cats by giving out rabies shots on the day of the event. Learn more about LFCHD’s Rabies Control Program by visiting the health department’s website, www.lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.

Thank you to all employees who sent in pictures of your dogs and/or cats in order to help promote the event. Not only were the pictures shared here on Healthy Times, but they were also used to countdown to the event through a series of posts on LFCHD’s Facebook and Twitter pages. In fact, your pictures helped us receive the most interactions to date on both pages. For example, all of our rabies-related posts on our Facebook page only ended up being seen by more than 2,700 people, with reach far extending beyond that (for example, the Lexington Humane Society made a post featuring our promotional flyer the day before the event, which ended up being shared nearly 300 times).

A special thanks to Environmental Health staff and all other staff, who took time out to organize, promote, set up, work and take down for the event! Thanks for your support and all you do to promote public health in the community.

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