"Northeast Arkansans For Animals" Hosts Rabies Vaccination Event

JONESBORO, AR -- More than 100 animals have tested positive for rabies in Arkansas this year.

But Jonesboro has not seen many cases.

For nearly a decade, "Northeast Arkansans For Animals" has held monthly low-cost vaccination clinics for low income, diabled, elderly and unemployed residents.

Saturday was no exception.

People brought their pets to Animal Control to get the rabies vaccination.

Dr. Jack Jones, Veterinarian says it's all about charity.

"We're able to serve a lot of people that can't take care of their own health needs. We're grateful to be able to serve the people who are really in need and so far it's working pretty well," Dr. Jones said.

He also says animals need a rabies shot once a year and state law requires only veterinarians to administer those shots.

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