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State agriculture officials are urging horse owners to keep their horses' vaccinations updated. Last year, there was only one confirmed case of West Nile Virus in horses and there were no cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. But the Virginia...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistLancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton will host the Pet Health Fair on Saturday, April 13th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Veterinarians and Pet Technicians will be on hand to answer questions, give rabies vaccines, and give demonstrations. The health fair...
ReporterThe health department has confirmed to WDBJ7 that a fox that bit a Ferrum man Sunday was rabid. Ricky Steen was walking his dog Sunday on Waidsboro Road in Franklin County when it happened. After the fox sunk its teeth into his leg, Steen grabbed...
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A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Danville. The raccoon was found on Westover Drive. The Virginia Department of Health asks pet owners to vaccinate their pets immediately. Rabies can be deadly to humans to animals and humans. Here is the...
Health officials in Pittsylvania County are warning about a rabies. A skunk found recently in the Deerview Road area of Gretna tested positive for the disease. People in the area should keep an eye on their animals, as they may have come in contact...
Danville Newsroom ChiefIt's called an epidemic in Pittsylvania County. "I've been here 20 years now and it was very rare 20 years ago," said Paulette Dean, director of the Danville Area Humane Society. "It's a great concern for shelters because we take in strays and you do...
It's Rabies Awareness Week in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health has some tips to keep you and your family safe. - Vaccinate all dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies and keep them up to date - Avoid contact with wild animals or stray cats...
It's one of the major fundraisers for Saint Francis Service Dogs every year. Dogtoberfest is coming up on Saturday, October 6. It's from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Saint Francis Service Dogs Training Center at 8232 Enon Drive in Roanoke. Admission is...
Multimedia JournalistThere will be a rabies vaccination clinic at the SPCA conducted by Dr. Eric Lorens of The Pet Clinic of Rocky Mount on Saturday, September 8th, from 9 a.m. to noon. One and three years rabies vaccinations will be available as well as Distemper...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe Wythe County Animal Shelter has reopened, after test results showed a dog feared to have rabies, came back negative. The health scare shut down the shelter for a few days. Nine dogs were quarantined until the results came back Wednesday. ----------...
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