Environmental Health Department offers drive-thru rabies clinic in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Environmental Health Department held its annual drive-thru rabies clinic in the Columbus Civic Center Parking lot. Vaccinations were given to dogs and cats from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The pets had to be at least three months old to receive a vaccine. The cost of the vaccination was $5.

Representatives from Columbus Animal Care and Control were onsite to provide city permits to dog and cat owners for $10.

"These are generally dogs that are out and about, country dogs if you will,  and yard dogs that may not be able to get in a car. So people make enough effort to get them over here and we reach out to more people that you would normally see in a veterinary setting," said Veterinarian Hank Hall.

Only Muscogee County residents are required to have a permit, but residents of all counties may bring their pets to the rabies clinic. Vaccines were donated.

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