On 28th September every year, the world unites in the fight against rabies. World Rabies Day is a day of activism and awareness. Please stop by our shelter to learn how you can prevent rabies and what to do if you are exposed. Did you know? • Rabies is entirely preventable • You can get rabies if an animal with rabies bites you • Rabies virus can infect all mammals, most commonly seen in: dogs, cats, bats, opossums, skunks, and raccoons • The main source of rabies in humans in North America is from bats What you can do to help: • Vaccinate your pets against rabies • Avoid stray pets or wild animals • Always ask an owner or adult before petting a dog, cat or other type of animal • Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home What to do if you are bitten by an animal: • Wash the wound well with soap and water • See a doctor, even if the bite is very small • Contact your local public health department and animal control agency For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/worldrabiesday/ http://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/world-rabies-day-2014/
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