(WWLP) - With Spring here, pets are outside more and that means a higherrisk of possibly coming in contact with a rabid animal.
The state is urging pet owners to make sure that they'reup-to-date on their rabies shots. The state will be holding 220rabies vaccination clinics in communities across the state.
Pet owners are required by law to have their dogs and cats upto date on their rabies shots. Often cat owners do not get thoseanimals vaccinated because they are house cats, but they need tobe. Even an indoor animal could get out or come in contact with abat that flies into a house.
Getting your pet vaccinated against rabies also protectshumans. "The state is mostly concerned about rabies as a humanpublic health issue. It's so much easier too prevent exposure thanto deal with a rabies exposure after the fact," said VeterinarianLynn Dgetluck.
Click herefor a list of the rabies vaccination clinics being held across thestate by the State Departmentof Agricultural Resources.