Dog and cat owners can provide rabies protection at a reduced cost for their pets during a series of vaccination clinics scheduled across the county Saturday, Oct. 4.

The Wyoming County Small Animal Clinic will provide the rabies vaccinations for $8 per shot during the clinics.

Other vaccinations will be available at reduced rates as well.

With an upswing in the number of rabies cases in the eastern portion of West Virginia, officials want to work to protect the local pet population and in turn the public health, emphasized Fred Cox, county sanitarian.

Additionally, dog owners may obtain a county tax tag, from the assessor or office representative, for $3 at each clinic location.

Clinic locations and times are scheduled as follows:

8-8:35 a.m., Milam Creek picnic shelter, McGraws;

9-10 a.m., Tralee transfer station, W.Va. Rt. 10;

10:40-11:20 a.m., Wyoming County Health Department parking lot, Pineville;

12-1 p.m., Baileysville transfer station;

1:30-2 p.m., Cyclone Fire Department;

2:30-3:30 p.m., Gilliland Park shelter, Oceana;

3:45-4:15 p.m., across from the State Police headquarters, Jesse.

Additional sponsors include the Wyoming County Commission, Wyoming County Health Department and Wyoming County Animal Control.

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