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Pet owners head to RIR for rabies shots

From NBC12 News

HENRICO, VA (NBC12) - Hundreds of local pet owners took time to protect their loved ones from wild animals.        

Henrico County Police administered the rabies vaccine at a deep discount: just $7 a pop.    

Officers brought 600 doses of the rabies vaccine and were on pace to run out before the clinic ended.    

Animal control says the human vaccine is in short supply, so the best way to protect yourself is to protect your pets.  

"It's important to make sure you have all your pets vaccinated. It's also state law," said Henrico County Police Lt. Shawn Sears. "It's a class four misdemeanor for failing to do so. Any dog or cat four months of age or older is required to have a rabies vaccine."

That misdemeanor carries a $250 fine.    

If you missed Saturday's clinic, there's another event next Saturday in Hanover County.    

Take your dogs and cats to the West Hanover Rescue Squad building on Beaverdam Road.    

The clinic runs from 9:00 a.m. until noon.    

Each shot costs $7.     

Hanover County has had 24 rabies incidents this year.     

Animal control reports the county is on pace to exceed last year's total of 26.

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