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Photo Gallery | World Rabies day event in Sacramento area breaks world record

Abel Pet Clinic, along with 11 other venues  participated in the seventh annual World Rabies Day event  on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over 2250 pets got a FREE rabies shot, FREE one-year city license for altered pets and a FREE microchip.

We're proud to be part of this international effort to eradicate rabies. World Rabies Day was created to educate and help raise rabies awareness, and since 2007, World Rabies Day events around the globe have vaccinated nearly 7.7 million animals.

Why is this important? In 2011, more than 6,000 rabid animals and six human cases of rabies were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Worldwide, rabies kills more than 55,000 people a year. That's why events like World Rabies Day matter: They contribute significantly to reducing the potential for rabies outbreaks throughout the world.

This effort will in all likelihood create a new world record for the most animals microchipped in a single day.  Special attention was paid so that each event was photographed, videotaped and witnessed so that this event will be eligible
for inclusion in the next Guinness Book of World Records.

Source: Dr. Kelly Byam, Abel Pet Clinic