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Veterinarian continues rabies drive in June
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A reluctant one-year-old boxer, Kai, is held by Kevin Shreckengost, Refugio city staff, while, from left, Dr. Lois Cochran gives a rabies shot and owners Tiffany McWilliams, and 10-year-old Adalene look on. The rabies drive was Saturday morning, April 26.
Tim Delaney photo A reluctant one-year-old boxer, Kai, is held by Kevin Shreckengost, Refugio city staff, while, from left, Dr. Lois Cochran gives a rabies shot and owners Tiffany McWilliams, and 10-year-old Adalene look on. The rabies drive was Saturday morning, April 26.
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REFUGIO – The rabies drive in Refugio on Saturday, April 26, was a huge success, according to Dr. Lois Cochran, the veterinarian conducting the drive in Refugio County.

Cochran reported that 42 rabies vaccinations were given at the Refugio City Hall. She said an increased interest in pet care and pet health products was prevalent at the event.

She said because of the success and in cooperation with Mayor Joey Heard, she plans another rabies drive at the Refugio City Hall on Friday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Out in the county, the rabies drive has been a big success with increases in shots given.

A total of 213 dogs and cats were vaccinated in Austwell, Tivoli, Bayside, Woodsboro and Refugio, up from the total of 162 done in 2013.

Austwell/Tivoli had 68 participate in January. Woodsboro had 67 and Bayside had 41 in February.

Also, residents of Austwell, Woodsboro, Bayside, and Refugio are required to purchase city licenses each year. Please contact your respective city hall for more information.

“The rabies drive would not be successful without coordinated efforts of the city staffs of Austwell, Woodsboro, Bayside, and Refugio, and the county efforts in Tivoli,” she said.

Cochran said she thanks all the city and county employees (and spouses) who so graciously coordinated dates, advertised, opened their facilities and gave up a Saturday to help make this year a success.

In addition to rabies shots, rattlesnake vaccine and heartworm treatments were available.

For more information on the June 6 rabies drive or for follow-up pet care, please contact Cochran at 361-275-4302 or Refugio City Hall.
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