Low-cost Vaccines Offered to Protect Against State-Wide Rabies

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– The California Department of Public Health recently declared every county in California as a rabies detected area. The virus was detected in California wildlife in 2017 and continues to threaten domestic pets, livestock and humans.

Residents of Apple Valley and the surrounding community can protect their pets from this deadly virus on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Town of Apple Valley’s low-cost vaccine clinic from 5 to 7 p.m.

“State law requires that owners of any dog four months of age and older must ensure that the pet is vaccinated for rabies and licensed to prevent the spread of this invasive virus,” said Gina Whiteside, Town of Apple Valley Animal Services Director. “We offer a low-cost option for a variety of vaccines every other month.”

The municipal animal shelter is located at 22131 Powhatan Road just east of Quinault Road. Vaccination pricing ranges from $6 to $15. Low-income families may also qualify for assistance.

For more information contact the Town of Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter at (760) 240-7000 x7555 or visit www.AVAnimals.org.

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