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Posted on: May 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: Lincoln County has First Confirmed Rabies Case of 2017

A cat surrendered to Animal Services in late April from Green Street in Lincolnton has tested positive for rabies.

To keep yourself safe, don’t approach or handle wildlife or stray animals. Signs of rabies can include abnormal amounts of aggression or friendliness, disorientation, wobbliness, circling, and excessive salivation. If you see or come into contact with an animal that may be sick, or is exhibiting signs of abnormal behavior, call Animal Services at (704) 736-4125, or dial 911 to report it.

Additional Information: 1 year rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs are available for $7 at Lincoln County Animal Services, 650 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton NC. Please visit us Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am-5pm to have your pets vaccinated. Alternatively, 1 year and 3 year vaccines are also available through your local veterinarian. Our next rabies clinic will also be held on June 24th at West Lincoln Animal Hospital, between 12-4pm.
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