Gwinnett County recognizes Sept. 28 as World Rabies Day

Press release from Gwinnett County

September 28 is World Rabies Day, an initiative and observance that raises awareness about rabies and provides opportunities for education and enhanced prevention and control. Gwinnett Animal Welfare continues to tackle this issue locally by embracing this year’s theme: Vaccinate to Eliminate.
Gwinnett County requires a rabies vaccination and current rabies tag for all cats and dogs. Wild animals such as raccoons, foxes, bats, or coyotes may be dangerous and carry rabies. Do not try to handle or approach wild animals. If you notice an animal acting strangely, please call Animal Welfare right away at 770.339.3200 for assistance.
All pet adoptions from Animal Welfare include vaccinations as well as spay/neuter and microchips as part of Gwinnett’s commitment to this initiative. For more information, follow @GwinnettAnimalShelter on Facebook or visit

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