Tuesday, 19 June 2012

SPCA sets up emergency rabies clinic

(By Rianette Jansen van Vuren)

Dog owners are urged to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies following a rise in the number of rabies incidents reported in recent weeks.

KLOOF and Highway SPCA is urging all dog owners to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies following the rising number of reported rabies cases that have occurred in recent weeks.

According to the SPCA, everyone is at risk and  it is extremely important that every dog is vaccinated against rabies and receives annual boosters to keep its immunity levels up.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Rabies Project will set up a Rabies Clinic from Monday 18 June to Friday 22 June.

There will be two two hour sessions per day from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm.
The clinic will take place in a marquee in the Village Green at the Kloof and Highway SPCA (below the tea garden area and Marilyn’s Tea House) at 29 Village Road, Kloof.

"We encourage our community to take advantage of this opportunity to have their dogs vaccinated, thereby not only protecting their precious companions, but also their immediate family and surrounding community members. We ask those who make use of this clinic to please support the Kloof and Highway SPCA by making a donation," said Kloof and Highway SPCA’s Barbara Laubscher.

Contact Lisa Gadd on 031 764 1212/3 or e-mail marketing1@kloofspca.co.za.

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