Calaveras County, CA — Calaveras officials are urging rabies vaccinations since a bite from an unvaccinated dog is the leading cause of human rabies cases.
Clinics are being set up throughout Calaveras from now through August.
There have only been 39 human cases diagnosed since 1990 nationwide. But, up to 39,000 people are treated every year for possible exposure to rabies after an animal bite.
The vaccinations are being put on by Animal Services. The cost is $6 for dogs and cats. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers. Both must be at least 4 months of age.
Clinics are scheduled in Angels Camp, Arnold, Valley Springs, Murphys, Mountain Ranch, and Copperopolis.
For more information on dates and times, contact Animal Services at (209) 754-6509 or visit their website.
Written by Vanessa Turner.