2015 St. Bernard Parish Rabies and Microchip Drive to take place Saturday, May 9th 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm.
The 2015 St. Bernard Parish Rabies and Microchip Drive are scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the St. Bernard Parish Animal Services, 5455 East Judge Perez Drive, Violet, LA.
Dog and cat owners may have their animals vaccinated against rabies and receive a rabies tag and parish tag for $15 per pet and microchips $15.00 per pet, cash only accepted. The drive will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., no appointment necessary.
Parish and state laws require dogs and cats receive a rabies vaccination every year to protect against the virus that attacks the central nervous system. Around the world more than 55,000 people a year die from rabies. Rabies is caused by virus that's usually transmitted by animal bites, most often from dogs that have been in contact with a wild animal that was contagious. The Center for Disease Control says more than 90 percent of reported animal rabies cases in the U.S. are in wild animals. The top species: raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. So vaccinate your dog and cat against this deadly disease and not only protect them, but also your family.
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