Pet owners are urged to ensure that their animals are vaccinated against rabies following a report that five cases of rabies in humans have been confirmed in South Africa since December 2017. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said the cases were recorded in patients from Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and two patients in KwaZulu-Natal. Rabies vaccines are available through all the vets in Grahamstown. The Grahamstown SPCA and the State Vet have also been proactively vaccinating against rabies within the townships and outlying areas as part of our outreach work to help control this risk.
For more information or advice, please contact Grahamstown SPCA or any of the vets in town:
Grahamstown Veterinary Practice on Fitzroy Street, Tel: 046 622 6743
Ikhala Veterinary Practice on Strowan Road, Tel: 046 622 3261
The State Vet on George Street, Tel: 046 622 7112
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For more information, advice or guidance, to report cruelty and or details on how you can donate to help us with the work we are doing in your community, please contact the Grahamstown SPCA on 046 622 3233 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.