Rabies Alert Issued In Marion County
The Marion County Health Department Director has issued a rabies alert for a location within Marion County, Florida. All citizens are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this county. The alert is in response to a positive laboratory result from a raccoon from NE 310th Street near Lake George.
Residents in the depicted area are advised to:
Avoid contact with free roaming domestic or any wild animals.
Not leave pet food outside and secure outside garbage in covered containers to avoid attracting wild animals.
Contact your veterinarian to make sure your dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s) have current rabies vaccination.
Law enforcement and animal control officials are requested to assist in enforcement of the following requirements:
All dogs, cats and captive wild mammals shall be confined to their owner’s premises. Confinement shall be by fence, cage, on a leash under control of a responsible person, or inside the living quarters or related building.
All dogs and cats roaming at large will be impounded and may be released to their owners upon payment of any fee(s) assessed by Marion County Animal Services. No dogs or cats will be released from the Animal Shelter except to the owner upon proof of current vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian.
This alert ends in 60 days unless another incident occurs within the alert area. Please contact a local veterinarian for questions regarding the health of an animal.
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