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LUMBERTON — Beginning Monday, the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association will hold a week-long Rabies Vaccination Clinic at all 32 fire departments across the county.


During the biannual program, rabies vaccinations will be offered at a discounted price of $5 to dogs, cats and ferrets.


The discounted cost is normally $8, but the Robeson County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted last week to donate $3 for each vaccination performed during the clinic after hearing a presentation from David Brooks, a doctor at Pembroke Veterinary Hospital who helps organize the program.


State law requires pets to be vaccinated.


The vaccinations will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows:


• Monday at Lumberton Central, Smith’s, Pembroke, Rowland, St. Pauls and Red Springs fire departments.


• Tuesday at Fairmont City, Parkton, Smyrna, Maxton Southeastern, Burnt Swamp-Philadelphus, Rennert and Raft Swamp fire departments.


• Wednesday at Fairmont Rural, Lumber Bridge, Saddletree, Prospect, Deep Branch, Big Marsh and Northwood fire departments.


• Thursday at Shannon, Britts, Pembroke Rural, Whitehouse, East Howellsville and Sterlings fire departments.


• Friday at Allenton, Queheel, Raynham-McDonald, Evans Crossroads, Orrum and Pine Terrace fire departments.


Following its rabies vaccination drive, the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association will offer discount spay and neuter services to dogs and cats as part of its biannual SNIP initiative from Sept. 2 to Sept 13.


Veterinary clinics participating in SNIP include: Biard’s Animal Hospital in Lumberton; North End Veterinary Clinic in Lumberton; Southeastern Veterinary Hospital in Lumberton; South Robeson Veterinary Hospital in Fairmont; North Star Veterinary Hospital in Parkton; and Pembroke Veterinary Hospital in Pembroke.


For information, call Brooks at 910-521-3431.

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