Gwinnett animal welfare offers free rabies shots at yappy hour

Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement is offering 200 free rabies vaccines and other inoculations at the final 2018 Yappy Hour from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at Rock Springs Park, 550 Rock Springs Road in Lawrenceville.

Additional vaccines are available at Yappy Hour for $10, and microchipping is available for $25. Pups can also play off-leash in the dog park.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare recommends pet owners vaccinate their dogs, cats, ferrets, horses and any other animal in regular contact with humans. In Gwinnett, 12 rabies cases were confirmed in 2017 and two so far in 2018, but rabies kills 59,000 people worldwide each year.

Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement works year-round to promote adoptions at the shelter located at 844 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. Information:

Yappy Hour is sponsored by Gwinnett Animal Welfare, Animal Alliance of Georgia, Canine Pet Rescue, Society of Humane Friends and Live Healthy Gwinnett.

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