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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Rabies event goes to the dogs (and cats)

Our Environmental Health team gave 425 rabies shots last Thursday as part of its annual low-cost clinic for the community. The event was held 6-9 p.m. at Douglass Park.

State law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets maintain a current rabies vaccination. The LFCHD Rabies Control Program received 768 animal bite reports last year, with LFCHD staff making sure each animal was up to date on all rabies vaccination shots.

The clinic also provided pet owners with the opportunity to purchase an animal license, which costs $8 if the animal has been spayed or neutered. A license costs $40 if the animal has not been fixed or the owner has no proof of alteration. Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control, the Lexington Humane Society and the Lexington-Fayette County Division of Parks and Recreation Department also sponsored the clinic.
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