Second mass rabies vaccination in three places this weekend

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MIRI: A second round of free rabies vaccination for dogs will be held this weekend (Oct 13 and 14) at three locations here.

The mass vaccination campaign, from 9am to 4pm, will be held at Lutong Shell basketball court, Taman Awam Miri Bumiko, and Taman Bulatan Miri in Piasau Jaya.

A statement from the State Disaster Management Committee yesterday said the campaign is only meant for dogs, and that cats and other animals can be brought to the Miri Veterinary Services Department clinic at Pelita Commercial Centre.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm, and can be contacted on 085-411866.

This weekend’s campaign is part of efforts being taken to control the spread of rabies here, which has not seen any human rabies cases reported thus far.

Meanwhile, Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting said in a Facebook posting that a similar campaign last week received positive response from pet owners, with a total of 2,923 dogs and cats being vaccinated.