Illinois law requires all dogs 4 months of age or older have an official rabies vaccination. Numerous rabies clinics will be held throughout Bond County.
“Stopping rabies in dogs is the key to preventing the disease in people,” Bond County Rabies Inspector Dr. Lynette Hemker told us. “Rabies vaccines are a powerful way to prevent the spread of the virus. Vaccinating your pets against rabies protects them and is an important step for you to reduce the risks for you and your family.
“We have scheduled 11 rabies clinics in the various towns for 2014. The cost is $15 for a one-year rabies vaccination and $22 for a three-year rabies vaccine. The cost of that includes a rabies tag. We will also have distemper vaccines available at the various locations.”
Hemker said rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus that is passed through the saliva. You can find a complete listing of upcoming rabies clinics offered in your area on the Community Calendar at www.wgel.com.