County health says thanks for rabies clinic help

The Washington County Health Department would like to thank everyone twho participated in our 2013 rabies clinics. The department hosts these annual clinics to provide a low-cost vaccination option for pet owners to ensure their furry friends are protected against rabies. 208 cats and dogs were vaccinated during this year’s clinics.

We would especially like to thank Dr. Clyde Alloway and Dr. Roberta Haught for their volunteer service at our clinics in Little Hocking and Marietta. Without the dedication of our local volunteers, it would be impossible to facilitate these clinics for the residents of Washington County.

Rabies is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system. All mammals, including humans, are susceptible to rabies. Exposure to rabies can be minimized by vaccinating dogs and cats and staying away from wild animals, especially those acting abnormally. Educate children to avoid stray, wild, sick or injured animals.

To stay informed of our rabies clinics and other Washington County Health Department events, please visit our webpage at www.washco-ohhealth.org and “Like” us on Facebook!

Court Witschey, administrator