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Montgomery County Police Combat Rabies

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By Matt Laslo

The Montgomery County Police Department is trying to combat the spread of rabies by offering free vaccinations for pets in the county. Captain Michael Wahl says the disease is mostly found in raccoons but that it can easily spread to dogs, cats and ferrets.

"Vaccinating our pets will ensure that when one of our cats or our dogs has contact with a wild animal, as long as that pet is vaccinated the chance of transmitting the rabies vaccination to the human owner is greatly reduced," Wahl says.

Pet owners in Maryland can be fined $500 if their pet isn't vaccinated for rabies. This year's last free vaccination clinic in Montgomery County will be held on Sunday, October 10.

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