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For immediate release - Feb. 1, 2005

County Animal Services responding to rabies advisory

TAVARES — Officers from the Lake County Animal Services Division are actively responding to the rabies advisory issued Monday by the Lake County Health Department for a 2-mile area south of unincorporated Tavares.

Officers are expected in the alert area west of Shirley Road and east of County Road 561, on Wednesday to answer resident questions and to trap wandering animals. The rabies advisory issued by the health department will last for 30 days.

Residents in the area are advised to avoid contact with wild or domestic animals that are roaming around.

“We just want people who live in the rabies advisory area to know they should not let their animals out loose from their property,” said Marjorie Boyd, Animal Services Division Director.

It is advised that pets that do not have updated rabies shots should be taken to a veterinarian to receive their shot.

For more information, call the Lake County Animal Services Division at (352) 343-9688 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_safety/animal_services/rabies.aspx.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

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