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MCF funds rabies, microchip clinic

The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic hosted a rabies and microchip clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Sponsored by the Mathews Community Foundation, the event offered free rabies vaccinations and low-cost microchips for clients’ pets. The event marked the fourth free rabies and low-cost microchip clinic offered by GMHS in the last 11 months and the second funded by a grant from the Mathews Community Foundation.

Dr. Leslie Dragon of Four Paws Mobile Veterinary Clinic, Fixin’ to Save Clinic Director Candy Six, Communications Specialist Caitlin Donnelly and Licensed Veterinary Technician Angelia Scholtz staffed the event. Twenty-eight pets were vaccinated, and six pets were microchipped.

“Because pets can get rabies from wildlife and then could spread it to humans, preventing rabies in pets is an important step in preventing human rabies,” Dragon said. “This major source of rabies in humans can be eliminated thr...

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