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Durham County Pet Owners Receive Services

Post Date:11/07/2017 12:10 PM


Durham, N.C.— The Animal Services Division of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office hosted its Third Annual Rabies Prevention Event at Eastway Elementary School in Durham. With the help of the Sheriff's Office Healthy Animal Initiative, the event was free and open to the public. Durham County pet owners with proof of their residence are eligible for a free pet health exam, a one-year rabies vaccination, microchips, collars, and leashes. This year, the Sheriff's Office helped hundreds of pets in need of veterinary services.


  • 442 Pets received free health services
  • 352 Rabies vaccinations were administered at no charge
  • 283 Pets received free microchips
  • 339 Pets received free ID tags
A team of  experts with the Animal Protection Society of Durham, the Durham County Department of Public Health, and the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine were proud co-sponsors of  the annual free event.

Pet owners are urged to vaccinate their pets against rabies. In 2016, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office investigated and confirmed 10 positive rabies cases. In 2017, the Animal Services Division reported five positive rabies cases.
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