December 29, 2009

Action Alert: RHODE ISLAND 3 Year Rabies Regulations

At the end of April 2009, the Rabies Control Board of Rhode Island approved a change to allow for a three year interval between re-administration of rabies vaccine;  yet no date has been set for it to become effective.

Concerned pet owners should contact their state legislators and the Chair of the Board, State Veterinarian Dr. Scott Marshall at 401-222-2781 scott.marshall@DEM.RI.GOV to insist this policy change is instituted.

Promises of change to come are as good as none.

RHODE ISLAND - Board OKs Change in Rabies Policy 
Providence Journal News Digest
May 1, 2009

"PROVIDENCE –– The Rhode Island Rabies Control Board has approved a change in policy that could pave the way for regulations that will allow the vaccination of dogs and cats every three years, rather than every two years."

Read it 

H/T: Kris Christine, The Rabies Challenge Fund

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