Earlier in March, two Brentwood dogs attacked a skunk that had invaded their property. That skunk tested positive for rabies. Luckily, those two dogs had been vaccinated for rabies and were fine after being treated.
Skunks, along with many other wildlife critters, are carriers of the deadly rabies disease. If a pet comes in contact with rabies without current vaccinations it is possible for humans to catch the disease as well.
State law requires that pet owners have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies, and the Williamson County Animal Center is prepared to help out the community with April Rabies Clinics in 26 locations around the county.
Clinics are every Saturday in April and take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in various locations. The fee is $10 per pet and includes a one-year shot and a collar tag. Payment by cash or check.
Here’s the schedule of locations for rabies clinics:
April 4: College Grove Elementary; Fairview Elementary; Sunset Elementary; Grassland Elementary; Trinity Elementary; and Bethesda Deli & Market.
April 11: Centennial High; Lipscomb Elementary; Hunters Bend Elementary; Hillsboro Middle; Longview Elementary; Winstead Elementary.
April 25: Edmondson Elementary; Brentwood Middle, Oakview Elementary; Clovercroft Elementary; Walnut Grove Elementary; Independence High; Fox Grocery in Leiper’s Fork.
If you need additional information, call the Williamson County Animal Center at (615) 790-5590.