The City of Ekurhuleni announced on Friday that Boksburg residents would be able, at no cost, to have their pets vaccinated against rabies

This comes after a positive case of rabies was identified in the area.

“We view this as a serious public health risk and strongly urge residents to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. This includes animals that may have been vaccinated in the previous year,” said Ekurhuleni spokesperson Themba Gadebe.

The contagious and viral disease has been identified in Parkrand, Cinderella, Libradene, Farrar Park, Parkdene and the Boksburg central business district.

The state vet would be providing vaccination services on Friday August 12 from 13:30 until 17:30 at the Boksburg Stadium.

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For more information regarding the vaccination process, residents may contact the state vet, Dr. Mpofu on (011) 821 7709.

Author: ANA Newswire