Public Advisory:  Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.  A State of Emergency has been declared in Ontario. Provincial Shutdown measures remain in effect with further restrictions added. Read more here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: We are currently not booking vaccinations. Please avoid calling in an attempt to schedule vaccinations at this time. Vaccine rollout details

Rabies Prevention

 

  • Vaccinate pets.
  • Do not pet unfamiliar animals (e.g., someone else’s pet or a stray).
  • Do not stick your arm into a strangers’ car window to pet their animal.
  • Protect yourself against rabies when travelling. Travellers should not pick up, pet, feed, or handle unfamiliar animals. See your health care provider if you are bitten or scratched by an unfamiliar animal.
  • Keep pets indoors at night.
  • Prevent bats from entering your house
  • Teach children to stay away from wild or stray animals.
  • Avoid feeding or handling wild animals. When you are bitten by a wild animal, the animal will need to be euthanized and set for rabies testing to ensure it was not infectious with the rabies virus. If the animal is not available for testing, you will be referred to your health care provider to discuss the rabies vaccine.
  • Do not keep wild animals as pets. It is generally not allowed in Ontario. There are laws in Ontario concerning wild animals in captivity.
  • Do not touch dead or sick animals.
  • Call your local health unit or doctor, and go to the hospital if you or a family member have been in contact with a rabid animal.

 

 

 

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