- Rabies clinics
Free rabies clinics scheduled by Cumberland County:
March 2 at the Commercial Township Fire Hall on Battle Lane in the township’s Laurel Lake section from 9 a.m. until noon, and at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building at 590 Shiloh Pike from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
March 9 at the Leesburg Fire Hall at 550 Main St. in the Leesburg section of Maurice River Township from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and at the Cedarville Fire Hall at 30 Maple Ave. in the Cedarville section of Lawrence Township from noon to 2 p.m.
March 16 at the Deerfield Township Municipal Building at 736 Landis Ave. in the township’s Rosenhayn section from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
March 23 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds on Carmel Road in Millville from 9 a.m. to noon.
April 9 at the Bridgeton Fire Hall on Orange Street from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cats are to be brought to the clinics in a carrying case, ventilated cat box or a pillowcase. Dogs should be in a cage or on a leash.
More information about rabies and the clinics can be obtained by calling the Cumberland County Health Department at 856-327-7602, ext. 7139.
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 10:43 am
Updated: 4:00 pm, Tue Feb 5, 2013.
Cumberland County Health Department officials reported the county’s first rabies case of the year.
Health officials said in a statement on Tuesday that they were notified Jan. 31 that a dog was exposed to a rabid skunk in the Port Norris section of Commercial Township.
“It has not been determined whether or not the dog or any other animals were bitten or attacked by the skunk,” the statement reads. “No individuals were bitten or exposed.”
County health officials are now warning residents to take extra precautions around pets and other animals. Wild animals that are aggressive or more friendly than usual with humans or domestic animals may be infected with rabies, they said.
Some indicators of the rabies virus in skunks, raccoon, cats and dogs include foaming at the mouth, drooling saliva and an unstable and wobbly walk, health officials said.
Cumberland County Health Officer George Sartorio is encouraging residents to get their pets vaccinated during a series of free clinics scheduled to begin next month.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 10:43 am.
Updated: 4:00 pm.