Rabies in Pennsylvania
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October 22 - Worried about Ebola and your pet? Read this informative handout compiled by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control. We will keep up with the latest news and post it here as well as on our social media pages as soon as there is an update.
October 7 - On Wednesday morning, October 22, 2014, Dr. Kusiak is going to be
“kidnapped” by the volunteers of The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, as
part of their 4th Annual “Hostages for Homeless Pets”. We need your
help to raise her “ransom”.
Ransom monies, in addition to
securing her release, will be donated to “Boris & Natasha’s Fund” of
The Crossings Animal Sanctuary to assist in supplementing the cost of
veterinary care for our area’s homeless dogs & cats, and pets in
families with significant financial need. Half of the proceeds will be
designated for area rescue organizations to help cover life-saving
veterinary costs for the homeless dogs & cats in their care. The
rest will be used by CAS in response to requests to use the fund. So
please give generously. Many Bucks County dogs and cats need your
help. (And we would like Dr. K. to come back to work!) To help pay the
ransom, please see anyone at our front desk or call us at 215-598-9000
to make a credit card donation over the phone.
Crossings Animal Sanctuary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by
law. The official registration and financial information of The
Crossings Animal Sanctuary may be obtained from the Pennsylvania
Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania,
October 1 - THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To all the wonderful people who voted us the Best of Bucks!!! We love you too and will strive to live up to your faith in us.
September 28 - Michelle, husband Jeff and big brother Grey welcomed a new arrival to their family. Everett Oliver Aylen was born today at 2:16 AM, weighing 7 lb 14 oz. He's just adorable, and we're excited for the whole family.
September 28 - Today is World Rabies Day,
founded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the
Alliance for Rabies Control, a UK charity, to let the world know that
this disease can be readily prevented through education, pet
vaccination and increased human awareness as to proper wound management
and administration of rabies vaccination after an exposure has
It is estimated that every year 30,000-40,000 US
residents are potentially exposed to rabies requiring human rabies
post-exposure prophylaxis (treatment). In PA the total reported cases of
Rabies in animals from Jan 1 to Aug 31 2014 was 266, 13 of them in
Bucks County.The actual count of rabid wildlife is unknown.
5 Things you should know about Rabies:
Rabies kills! Once you start to show symptoms, there is no cure, no
treatment. You will die! The only protection is prevention.
- Rabies is local! Cases have been found in cats from Morrisville, Newtown Boro, Wrightstown and Southampton.
- All mammals (humans and furred animals) can get and transmit Rabies.
- Rabies is contracted through a bite wound or contact with the saliva of an infected animal.
- Help prevent Rabies by
making sure all of your animals are routinely vaccinated against this
disease as recommended by your veterinarian. Even indoor-only cats can
be exposed by rabid bats that get into homes.
For more information on how to protect your family and pet from Rabies, click here.
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