Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics
The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 7 and 14, 2016, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools.
At the vaccination clinics, all pets must be restrained. Dogs should be on a leash, and cats should be in carriers or pillowcases (a pillowcase is preferred because the vaccine can be administered through the cloth). Those with aggressive or uncontrollable dogs are advised to leave the pet in the car and ask for assistance at the registration desk.
Rabies Clinic Locations:
|May 7, 2016||May 14, 2016|
|Austin East High School||Anderson Elementary School|
|Ball Camp Elementary School||Bearden High School|
|Beaumont Elementary School||Bearden Middle School|
|Blue Grass Elementary School||Brickey Elementary School|
|Dogwood Elementary School||Carter Middle School|
|East Knox Elementary School||Cedar Bluff Primary School|
|Farragut High School||Chilhowee Elementary School|
|Gresham Middle School||Christenberry Elementary School|
|Halls Elementary School||Copper Ridge Elementary School|
|Inskip Elementary School||Gibbs Elementary School|
|New Hopewell Elementary School||Hardin Valley Elementary School|
|Northwest Middle School||Karns Elementary School|
|Powell High School||Mount Olive Elementary School|
|Rocky Hill Elementary School||Norwood Elementary School|
|South Doyle High School||Ritta Elementary School|
|Sunnyview Elementary School||Shannondale Elementary School|
|West High School|
|Whittle Springs Middle School|
Rabies is almost always fatal in animals and humans, which is why rabies vaccination is a public health priority. When an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with a rabid animal, it can spread the disease to its human family.
Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies, a virus that attacks the brain and spinal column. If untreated, death can occur within days of the onset of symptoms. The best way to prevent rabies is to make sure pets get vaccinated and avoid contact with stray or wild animals. It’s also important to vaccinate indoor pets, who can accidentally encounter wild animals, such as bats or raccoons.
For more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.