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SafetySmart Lilburn Inc. sponsoring rabies clinic Saturday

LILBURN — Gwinnett County identified three cases of rabies in animals last year, with one of those cases in Lilburn.

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans, most commonly by a bite. For a human, rabies can be fatal if treatment is not administered prior to the onset of severe symptoms, but there is no treatment for an animal with rabies and for pets, euthanasia is the only option.

SafetySmart Lilburn Inc. encourages residents to have their pets vaccinated against rabies and is sponsoring the twice-a-year Lilburn Rabies Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, rain or shine.

Vaccinations are $10 each and must be paid in cash.

The clinic will be in the overflow parking lot across Main Street from Lilburn City Hall, which is located at 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Signs will be out to direct guests.