Town Of Poland Offers Free Annual Rabies Shot

Veterinarian Mary Fales gives a shot as dog Control Officer Brian King holds the animal during the rabies clinic. P-J photo by Rose Mary Carver

POLAND — The Town of Poland sponsored a free rabies clinic recently at the highway department garage on Grubb Hill Road. People began lining up an hour ahead of the starting time.

Veterinarian Mary Fales from Falconer provided her services to administer the shots to dogs and cats. More that 100 animals received the shots that not only protect them, but also protect their owners and other residents from disease.

As always, those who came kept good control of their animals, and it took very little time to go from registration to getting the shots and some treats for the patients.

Brian King, Poland dog control officer, said he wanted to thank all the volunteers, because without them it “would not be possible to provide this service to the community.” He said he was very pleased with the turnout, especially since it was a cool day and the start of a school vacation period.

Plans are being made to hold a second clinic later in the year.