Rabies cases are on the rise, with four reported in the past ten days in the Roanoke area. Robert Parker with the Virginia Health Department says it’s a good time to take advantage of low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. The Salem Civic Center plays host to a big clinic Saturday, April 16.
Parker says rabies shows up most often in raccoons, skunks and foxes. So far this year in the Roanoke/Alleghany region, 18 cases have been reported, compared to 41 cases reported all of last year.
He recommends registering on-line for the clinic Saturday, April 16 at the Salem Civic Center. The clinic is from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Up to 1,000 doses will be given out. The $5 fee is cash only, dogs and cats must be at least three months old and on a leash or in a carrier.