Rabies is a disease of animals and people, and the virus is spread through the saliva of a rabid animal. Usually this occurs when a rabid animal bites or scratches a person or animal, but secondary exposure can occur from contacting saliva off of the coat or fur of an animal that was exposed to a rabid animal. The virus may get into the body through open cuts or wounds, or through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Domesticated animals like dogs, cats, and ferrets can get rabies from wild animals such as raccoons, foxes, skunks, bats, opossums, and the like. Getting your pets vaccinated against rabies will prevent this from happening. A current rabies vaccination for your pet is vital in light of the current evidence of rabies in the area. Your local veterinarian is the most immediate solution for non-vaccinated animals.

Humane Society of Charles County Clinic
Sunday, September 12, 2010
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Location: Humane Society of Charles County,
71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf.
Rabies vaccine $10.00
Distemper vaccine $12.00
Micro-chipping $20.00
Dogs must be on leash or in carriers, all cats and ferrets in carriers.
For further information call the Humane Society at 301-645-8181.