Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dare County Animal Control Rabies Clinic Today

Today February 21st 2009

Dare Co. Animal Control Rabies Clinic

10am -12noon

Hatteras Island at the Avon Fire Dept.

Dare Co. Residents only $5.00 for 1 year shot Dog tags available 

Please read blog: "Rabies What You May Not Know About Rabies Vaccinations" 
 

Friday, February 20, 2009

10 year old Sussex Spaniel "Stump" wins Westminster

If you have been watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, you have heard the News; for the first time ever a 10 year old won "Best in Show".

Not only was Stump the oldest dog ever to win the Westminster Kennel Club "Best in Show", he was also the first Sussex Spaniel ever to win "Best in Show" as well.


 tump has a great story and you can read more about Stump & his win at MSN's Fox Sports.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"What You May Not Know About Rabies Vaccinations"

"January 2009" Rabies Case Report in North Carolina; 

We thought you might be interested the the Following Hand Out Article provided by the Outer Banks SPCA & available at the Dare County Animal Shelter in Manteo, NC. Protect Your Pets “What You May Not Know About Rabies Vaccinations”

Vaccinate at 4 Months and After!
Dogs & Cats are required to be vaccinated at 4 months of age and are required to wear their rabies tag. Thereafter they should be vaccinated on a regular basis, as established by your Veterinarian, ensuring that their vaccinations never lapse.

It takes 21 Days for First Shot to Protect
An animal receiving its first dose of rabies vaccine is not protected until at least 21 days after the vaccine is given (as the immune system needs to respond to the vaccine to provide protection). If an animal who received its first rabies vaccination is suspected of having an exposure to a rabid animal within the 21 days, the animal must be managed as if it has never been vaccinated (either euthanized or quarantined for 6 months). 

After The First Shot, Vaccines Protect Immediately
Animals that have been vaccinated before in their lifetime are considered protected immediately upon receiving subsequent vaccinations. This is true even if there is a lapse between vaccinations, unless the animal has already had a potential rabies exposure. 

A Current Vaccination Is Not Enough If Your Pet is Exposed
Vaccinated animals that have contact with a rabid animal MUST be re-vaccinated within 72 hours of the exposure. If not, the animal is treated as unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated Animals Must Be Euthanized or Quarantined At Your Cost If Exposed Unvaccinated animals that have contact within a rabid animal MUST be euthanized or quarantined for 6 months (see below) to ensure that the animal is not going to develop rabies as a result of the exposure. Six (6) months is the maximum period of time that it would take for an unvaccinated animal to show signs of rabies disease after exposure.

Animals With Expired Vaccinations Are Treated As Unvaccinated
A vaccinated animal whose vaccination has expired must be euthanized immediately or quarantined for 6 months if exposed to a rabid animal. Quarantines in this situation are almost always at a veterinarian's office and the owner is responsible for the cost which easily adds up to thousands of dollars. Created by Dare County Animal Care & Control - Outer Banks SPCA These requirements are North Carolina's General Statutes
Please check your pet’s records and protect your pets. 
Outer Banks Veterinarians are:

 Animal Hospital of Nags Head
252-441-8611

Coastal Animal Hospital
252-261-3960

Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital
252-261-2250

Roanoke Island Animal Clinic
252-473-3117

If you live in Hyde County where there is not a Veterinarian Office, Please contact Animal Control Officer, JM Eakes, who is certified to administer vaccinations at 252-542-0807 to set up an appointment. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dare County Animal Control Rabies Clinic Reminder

February 21st 2009
Dare Co. Animal Control Rabies Clinic
10am -12noon 
Hatteras Island

at the Avon Fire Dept.

Dare Co. Residents only $5.00 for 1 year shot Dog tags available

For more information and cost on annual Dog Tags please see "2009 Dare County Animal Licenses are now on sale" 


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

International Dog Biscuits Day! Mark Your Calendar!

February 23rd, 2009 is International Dog Biscuits Day & Outer Banks Pet Specialty retailers have marked their calendars and so should you.

Retailers are planning for Great Discount & Freebies. 

Shop local on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Look for OBX pet collars, even our Pampered Pets, Love the Outer Banks.




 photo  provided by Susan at Salty Paws Biscuits.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. Valentines Special Spay & Neuter Clinic Up-Date

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. received a grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation to help Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. provide a Feline Spay & Neuter assistance program to the community from 

February 9th - February 13th 2009.

Response was great. The cost of the Spay & Neuter including updating of vaccinations was $10.00 per Feline.

The Spay & Neuter Clinic was Booked & now has a waiting list.

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. hopes to be able to provide another Feline Spay & Neuter Clinic in the future. 

 A special thank you goes out to:

Coastal Animal Hospital & Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital that helped in providing this valuable Feline Spay & Neuter Clinic.

  

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Julep Joins the Pampered Pets Club

Julep is a West Highland White Terrier born April 26, 2008. Her human parents Katie & Wilson entered Julep in the Pampered Pets Club & plan on bringing Julep to the Outer Banks of North Carolina this May for a vacation all the way from Maryland.

 Julep's Mom stated, "We will be in Duck this May & look forward to taking a lot of photos of Julep." We think we might see Julep’s entry in the Annual Pampered Pets Guide Photo Contest. We hope Julep will have a chance to visit the Town of Duck Park in May.

The Town of Duck Park is the only Park on the Outer Banks that features a very special water fountain for pets (and humans too). Not only can Julep's parents have a cold drink of water by so can Julep at the same time. WOW!

 



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