What is the rabies risk for my pet?
Any animal bitten or scratched by either a wild, carnivorous mammal or a bat that is not available for testing should be regarded as having been exposed to rabies.
Unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to a rabid animal should be euthanized immediately. If the owner is unwilling to have this done, the animal should be placed in strict isolation for 6 months and vaccinated 1 month before being released.
To learn more, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index.html
September 28 is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people like you organize and take part World Rabies Day. All over the world people take part in local, regional and national events, held to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies.
Please help us spread the word and make sure you are current on you pet’s rabies shots!
WARNING If You Traveled to Frederick County Recently
We received a new release from Frederick County Health Department that there were two cases of rabies in foxes in Thurmont last week. Please make sure your pets are up to date on their Rabies vaccine and avoid contact with wild or stray animals.