Monday, April 4, 2011

Health Department Announces Rabies Clinics

The Putnam County Health Department, in cooperation with the Humane Society of Putnam County and several local veterinarians, has announced a series of rabies clinics for this Saturday, April 9th, and also for Saturday, April 16th.  Tennessee law requires that all cats and dogs over the age of three months be vaccinated against rabies, and organizers say the clinics provide a quick and relatively inexpensive way to do that.  The cost is eight dollars per animal for a one-year vaccine.  From 8 am until noon on those two Saturdays, Flatt Veterinary Clinic on South Willow Avenue, Copeland Veterinary Clinic on East 10th Street, Boyd Veterinary Clinic on East Spring Street, Animal Medical Clinic on Crescent Drive and Cookeville Veterinary Clinic on East Spring Street will all be providing vaccinations.  The Humane Society at 2435 Fisk Road will also take part, and locations will be set up at Tractor Supply from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday and at Baxter City Hall from 9 to 11 am.  Residents of Monterey can take their pets to Monterey City Hall from 9 to 11 am on April 16th.