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The number of confirmed rabies cases in the Roanoke region is already higher this year than all of last year. As WFIR’s Evan Jones reports, that’s just one reason health officials urge rabies vaccinations for your pets.
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Health Department records show 41 confimed rabies cases in the Roanoke region in all of last year, and just through September 3rd of this year, the number is already 46. State law requires rabies vaccinations for dogs and catsonce they reach four months. Health officials suggest you check with your veteranarian to see if they’re participating in low-cost clinics during this Rabies Awareness Week.