National 5.8.2016 10:56 am

Free rabies vaccinations for Boksburg pets

Korky Levanon, Mariana Bergh and Irene Gastro with their dogs. Photo: Pretoria Rekord East

Korky Levanon, Mariana Bergh and Irene Gastro with their dogs. Photo: Pretoria Rekord East

The contagious viral disease has been identified in Parkrand, Cinderella, Libradene, Farrar Park, Parkdene and the Boksburg CBD.

The City of Ekurhuleni on Friday announced that Boksburg residents would be able to, at no cost, have their pets vaccinated against rabies.

This, after a positive case of rabies was identified in the area.

“We view this as a serious public health risk and strongly urge residents to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. This includes animals that may have been vaccinated in the previous year,” said Ekurhuleni spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

The contagious and viral disease has been identified in Parkrand, Cinderella, Libradene, Farrar Park, Parkdene and the Boksburg central business district.

The state’s vet would be providing vaccination services on Friday, August 12 from 13:30 until 17:30 at the Boksburg Stadium.

For more information regarding the vaccination process, residents may contact the state vet Dr Mpofu on (011) 821 7709.

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