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September 28th is World Rabies Day

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/