Annual Rabies Vaccination clinics scheduled for May 5 and May 12
The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 5 and 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools and the Knox County Health Department.
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 Vaccination Clinic Locations:
May 5 / May 12
Bearden Middle School
Carter High School
Gibbs High School
Farragut High School
Halls High School
Knox County Health Dept.
Powell High School
South-Doyle High School (Young Campus)
Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is 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.
In 2017, Tennessee had 36 rabies cases; of which, one was a pet dog, with one pet cat.
For more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.