Discounted rabies shots available in August in Robeson County

LUMBERTON — Robeson County veterinarians will provide rabies vaccinations at a discounted price from Aug. 22 to Aug. 26.

The Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association will host its annual rabies clinic at 32 local fire departments. During the campaign, dog, cat and ferret owners can have their pets vaccinated for $5 during a one-hour window.

Vaccines will be administered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the following times and locations.

— Aug. 22: Saddletree, Red Springs, St. Pauls, Rowland and Pembroke City fire departments.

— Aug. 23: Fairmont City, Parkton, Burnt Swamp-Philadelphus, Maxton Southeastern, Smyrna, Rennert and Raft Swamp departments.

— Aug. 24: Fairmont Rural, Lumber Bridge, Lumberton Central, Prospect, Deep Branch, Big Marsh and Northwoods departments.

— Aug. 25: Shannon, Britts, Whitehouse, Pembroke Rural, Smith, Sterlings and East Howellsville departments.

— Aug. 26: Allenton, Queheel, Raynham-McDonald, Evans Crossroads, Orrum and Pine Terrace departments.

North Carolina law requires that owners vaccinate their dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies before they are 4 months old.

“Exposure to rabies is an urgent situation: Once symptoms appear, it is usually to late to start treatment and the disease is nearly always fatal,” an announcement from the association says.

Staff Report

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