Rabies clinic and microchips
Ellington - posted May, 29 2013
ELLINGTON - The Town of Ellington, in cooperation with the Ellington Center Animal Clinic and the Ellington Farmers Market, is holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Farmers Market, which is located at Arbor Park, Route 286 / Main St., Ellington. There are no residency requirements. Dr. Prichard from the Ellington Center Animal Clinic will be on staff to administer the vaccines and microchips. The fee is $20, cash only, for a rabies vaccination. Please have all dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. Written proof of either a valid rabies certificate or dog license showing a prior vaccination must be presented to qualify for a three-year vaccination, otherwise a one-year vaccination will be given. Tags are not sufficient proof for a three-year vaccination. Microchipping will also be offered for a fee of $25, cash only. This includes the microchip and registration. For more information on microchipping, please visit: www.homeagain.com The rabies virus, in the saliva of infected animals, enters a victim through a skin puncture or open wound, affecting the central nervous system. It is fatal to both animals and humans. Post exposure vaccinations are available for humans but, must be given before the onset of symptoms since there is no cure once symptoms appear. There have been positive rabies cases in the area over the past few months. This is a very serious disease in which all precautions should be taken. Because rabies is a public health threat, it is important to protect your pets from this virus. Protecting your pets also helps to maintain a barrier between humans and possible rabid wildlife. The Ellington Center Animal Clinic will be donating all proceeds from the rabies vaccinations and microchips to Ellington Animal Control. Donations will be used for animals at the pound that are in need of medical attention or extra special care. If you have any questions, please contact Ellington Animal Control at 860-870-3155.