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Second Chance: Rabies Clinic

Another rabies clinic will be offered at the Second Chance Animal Shelter from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2.

SELMA – The City of Selma is offering another rabies vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2 at Second Chance Animal Shelter, 2831 W. Front St.

According to WebMD, rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system. It’s “spread through a deep bite or scratch from an infected animal. In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals such as coyotes, raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Nearly all humans infected with the virus got it from pet dogs. The best way to avoid getting rabies is to have your pets vaccinated.”

Rabies shots valid through Dec. 31, 2019 are needed for dogs to be licensed by the City of Selma for the year. The cost is $10.

Dog licenses, which are required by the City, cost $20 per animal. If your pet is spayed or neutered, then the licensing cost is $10. Documentation must be presented at time of purchase. Senior citizens over the age of 62 receive a 50 percent discount on their dog license fees. These may be purchased during the clinic.

Microchipping is also available for $15 per chip.

If your dog is licensed after March 31, a 50 percent late fee is applied.

Make checks payable to the City of Selma.

If your pet does not need a rabies vaccination, it is not necessary to bring your dog to the clinic to purchase their license. Do bring their current rabies certificate.

For details, call the City of Selma Finance Department at 891-2205.

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