Dear pet owner,
Rabies vaccination campaign
1 September 2011 – 31 October 2011
Since January 2011 there have been 11 confirmed cases of Rabies in the greater Johannesburg area. Eight of the ten dogs have been kept as pets and two were stray dogs that were removed by the authorities.
Prevention is key when it comes to rabies. The most effective form of rabies prevention is to vaccinate animals against the disease. According to law all dogs and cats have to be vaccinated against Rabies. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) and the South African Veterinary Association have joined forces to tackle this problem.
From 1 September – 31 October 2011,
SHANNON RD VET CLINIC,(Dr. Glenn C. Packer), BREDELL will provide FREE rabies vaccinations
BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY to all dogs and cats older than three months and those that have not had a rabies vaccination within the last three years. (A basic vaccination programme is available on the SAVA website: www.sava.co.za)
The campaign will offer a free rabies vaccination only. Should the vaccination turn into a consultation with other issues being discussed pertaining to your pet, it is at the vet’s discretion to charge a consultation fee.
SHANNON RD VET CLINIC
CEL 082 653 6351
Veterinarians making a difference
DIRECTORS: Dr AC Fleming, Dr JA du Preez, Dr CP Marwick, Dr PF Smit, Dr FA van Niekerk, Dr J van Heerden, Dr WA Schultheiss, Prof BL Penzhorn,
Dr HJ Marais, Dr HJ Basson