More than 200 animals participated in a rabies clinic that offered discounted shots to pet owners.
Rocky Mount Animal Control Supervisor Willie Boykin said 231 dogs and cats were brought in May 10 for $5 rabies vaccines during the three-hour clinic that had to be extended due to popularity.
“Rabies shots are required by state law and can protect pets and citizens if the animal comes in contact with a rabid animal,” Boykin said. “If they are up-to-date on their vaccine, the pet just has to get a booster shot and they should be fine.”
Without a current vaccine, exposed animals are either put down or quarantined for six months. Boykin said the next rabies clinic likely will be held in the fall.