September 9, 2008
Media Release

York Region and the Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers (PAR) offer a low-cost rabies clinic to dog and cat owners

NEWMARKET York Region Community and Health Services in partnership with the Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers (PAR) will hold a low-cost rabies clinic. 
Pet owners are encouraged to attend and have their dog or cat (over three months of age) vaccinated against rabies. 
Rabies is a preventable viral disease that is most often transmitted through the bite or scratch of a rabid animal.  Rabies vaccinations protect pets and humans around them from acquiring this disease.  Without medical intervention, prior to the appearance of symptoms, rabies can be fatal.

When:  Saturday, September 20th
  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Pefferlaw Firehall
  270 Pefferlaw Road
  Town of Georgina
Cost:  $20 per vaccination (GST included)
  Cash only please 
For the safety of the pets and pet handlers, all animals brought to the clinic must be under control either on a leash or in a pet carrier.  All pit bulls, any pit bull terrier, Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier or a dog that has the appearance and physical characteristics that are substantially similar to the dogs referred to must also be muzzled.
For more information on this or any other health-related topic, please contact York Region
Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.
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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, Community and Health Services, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1235 or After-hours Cell: 905 251-5553

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