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September 1, 2010
Rabies has been confirmed in at least one of three cats that attacked humans in the College Road area, the Washington County Health Department said Tuesday in a press release. College Road runs between Lappans Road (Md. 68) and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). The attacks occurred over the weekend, and two individuals are undergoing post-exposure rabies treatment, according to the release. Other people are undergoing evaluation to determine their possibility of exposure, the release said.
BREAKINGNEWS
October 18, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County has issued a rabies alert to all residents of Clear Spring. An 8- to 12-week-old stray kitten that was taken into a home in the 12000 block of St. Paul Road tested positive for rabies Friday. The kitten began exhibiting aggressive behavior and attacked other animals in the household. The kitten was picked up by a Humane Society of Washington County field services officer Thursday. Maryland law and the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets at least 4 months old be inoculated against rabies.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
A kitten found in the Greenwich Drive area of the Sterling Oaks Development in Williamsport has tested positive for rabies. The Washington County Health Department has received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Laboratories Administration that the kitten, submitted for testing on Aug. 24, had rabies. Washington County Health Department personnel are investigating all known people who had contact with this kitten, the health department said in a news release.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 23, 2012
A cat has tested positive for rabies after it was captured by animal-control agents last week in the 300 block of Northern Avenue in Hagerstown, the Humane Society of Washington County said Friday. Humane Society spokeswoman Catherine Cooker said the 6- to 8-year-old male, brown- and black-tabby had been behaving erratically, hissing one moment and being friendly the next. “The behavior was very erratic and a great concern,” Cooker said. “Anyone who came in contact with the cat needs to contact the (Washington County)
LIFESTYLE
March 19, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County will hold five rabies, microchip and dog license clinics in 2011. Clinics will be held on: April 30 — Boonsboro High School, (small back parking lot), 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 — Hancock Middle/Senior High School, 289 W. Main St., Hancock, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 — Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 — Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | October 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - A woman who was bitten by a stray cat last month has two shots left in a multishot vaccination series after the Humane Society of Washington County destroyed the animal without testing it for rabies. "Apparently, a mistake had been made on our part, and steps have been taken to make sure that doesn't happen again," Katherine Cooker, the society's director of fundraising and community relations, said last week. She declined to specify what steps the society took.
NEWS
July 13, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County will hold rabies clinics this summer in conjunction with other events. The next clinic will be Saturday during Smithsburg Pride Days from noon to 4 pm. The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org .
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | March 23, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A young cat that was taken in by a local family in January has tested positive for rabies. Four other cats owned by the family have been placed on a 45-day quarantine in the home because of their possible exposure, a Humane Society of Washington County spokeswoman said. The cat was living in the 900 block of Spruce Street until the family took it to the Humane Society on March 12 because of apparent behavioral changes, spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Monday during a telephone interview.
NEWS
August 30, 2000
Cute kitty may have exposed many to rabies By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Ten people who came in contact with a yellow kitten are undergoing rabies treatment in Tri-State area hospitals, a spokeswoman at the Franklin County State Health Center in Chambersburg, Pa., said Wednesday. continued Another 140 people may have come in contact with the kitten and may be in need of treatment, Pennsylvania State Health Department officials said.
NEWS
January 25, 2002
Police seek dog that bit 3-year-old A 3-year-old boy began rabies treatments Thursday afternoon when the dog that bit him on the face in Noland Village couldn't be found, Hagerstown City Police said. Officer Steve Cromer said the child was with his mother visiting a resident in Court 2 at 2:30 p.m. when he encountered the dog at the home's gate. The small black short-haired dog with a long straight tail jumped up and bit the child, Cromer said. The dog was wearing no collar.
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NEWS
September 6, 2013
The Frederick County Health Department announces the schedule for their 2013 Fall Animal Rabies Vaccination Clinics: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5 to 8 p.m. at Thurmont Community Park in Thurmont, Md., across from 10 Frederick Road. Thursday, Sept. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., at Ballenger Creek Park located on Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick, Md.  All clinics will be held rain or shine on a walk-in basis.  Each vaccination is $8 payable by cash or check only.  All dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome and, for the safety and comfort of all, need to be contained, leashed or in a carrier.
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NEWS
August 28, 2013
A kitten found in the Greenwich Drive area of the Sterling Oaks Development in Williamsport has tested positive for rabies. The Washington County Health Department has received confirmation from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Laboratories Administration that the kitten, submitted for testing on Aug. 24, had rabies. Washington County Health Department personnel are investigating all known people who had contact with this kitten, the health department said in a news release.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County has scheduled rabies, microchip and dog license clinics this year: • Saturday, April 20 - Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No rabies vaccinations will be available for ferrets at this clinic. • Saturday, June 29 - Smithsburg High School (upper parking lot), 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Saturday, Aug. 3 - North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, rear parking lot near the tennis courts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Saturday, Sept.
LIFESTYLE
May 10, 2012
The Humane Society of Washington County has announced that the rabies clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Smithsburg High School has been canceled.
LIFESTYLE
April 12, 2012
The Berkeley County Humane Society will be sponsoring a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The cost is $10 per shot, cash only. The clinic will be held at Berkeley County Humane Society, 554 Charles Town Road, Martinsburg. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in carriers for their protection. For more information, call the shelter at 304-267-8389, during business hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 23, 2012
A cat has tested positive for rabies after it was captured by animal-control agents last week in the 300 block of Northern Avenue in Hagerstown, the Humane Society of Washington County said Friday. Humane Society spokeswoman Catherine Cooker said the 6- to 8-year-old male, brown- and black-tabby had been behaving erratically, hissing one moment and being friendly the next. “The behavior was very erratic and a great concern,” Cooker said. “Anyone who came in contact with the cat needs to contact the (Washington County)
NEWS
March 22, 2012
The Humane Society of Washington County will be holding five rabies, microchip and dog license clinics in 2012. Clinics will be held:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro;  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg;  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road,...
BREAKINGNEWS
October 18, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County has issued a rabies alert to all residents of Clear Spring. An 8- to 12-week-old stray kitten that was taken into a home in the 12000 block of St. Paul Road tested positive for rabies Friday. The kitten began exhibiting aggressive behavior and attacked other animals in the household. The kitten was picked up by a Humane Society of Washington County field services officer Thursday. Maryland law and the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets at least 4 months old be inoculated against rabies.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 16, 2011
Ten Washington County residents have started rabies shots because they were bitten over the weekend by wild animals. Rod MacRae, spokesman for the Washington County Health Department, said the incidents ranged from bat bites in the North End of Hagerstown to cat and raccoon bites in other parts of the county. "It's an ongoing problem," MacRae said. "We need to realize that rabies is well-established here. " The people who were bitten will receive an initial treatment and about five shots in the arm over the course of a month, MacRae said.
LIFESTYLE
March 19, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County will hold five rabies, microchip and dog license clinics in 2011. Clinics will be held on: April 30 — Boonsboro High School, (small back parking lot), 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 — Hancock Middle/Senior High School, 289 W. Main St., Hancock, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 — Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 — Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.
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