Atlanta, GA-- Fulton Animal Services will hold a Rabies Vaccination Clinic Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fulton County residents have the opportunity to have their pets vaccinated and receive a rabies tag for $10 at the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church located at 534 Fairburn Road, Atlanta. Participants must show valid identification and proof of Fulton County residency. The first 100 pets to arrive will receive a free vaccine courtesy of an anonymous private donor.
Fulton County requires by law for every dog, cat, and ferret to be vaccinated against the rabies virus and licensed in Fulton County. This helps the County keep track of the number of pets owned in the County and to ensure that adequate animal services are available. Rabies is a very serious viral disease that attacks the nervous system and can affect humans. If the infection is not treated in time, the disease can result in death.