LYNN HAVEN, Fla.- The city of Lynn Haven providing low-cost vaccinations to dogs and cats in the area on Saturday.
Pet owners didn’t have to be Lynn Haven residents to receive the services. The city hosted the vaccination clinic due to the rising number of rabies outbreaks in Bay County, currently, they’re at 7 cases since January.
Many animals displaced by Hurricane Michael are now interacting with wild and feral animals and contributing to the outbreak.
Members of Lynn Haven animal control said that if you are thinking about surrendering your pet, don’t just abandon them.
“Take them to a shelter. Take them to a rescue, but don’t dump them on the streets. There are too many people out there that have their hands full with their own animals, that they can’t afford to take in somebody else’s animal that’s on the street,” said Ramona Bibbs, Animal Control Supervisor.
If you are unsure of the status of your pet’s vaccinations, there is no harm in getting them up to date even if they have had vaccinations in the past, just be sure to consult your veterinarian.