Local Agencies Partner to Kick Off Dog Bite Prevention Week
WHO: Franklin County Commissioner – Arlene Shoemaker, Dewey R. Stokes, Mary Jo Kilroy
Franklin County Auditor – Joe Testa
Franklin County Health Commissioner – Susan Tilgner
Director, Franklin County Department of Animal Care & Control - Lisa Wahoff
Columbus Academy of Veterinarian Medicine Veterinarian - Dr. Deanna Balazs
United States Postal Service, Safety Division - Steve Rennick
WHAT: Dog Bite Prevention Week Kickoff
Monday, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners will team with several local agencies to promote dog bite prevention and education. The public is invited to attend the kickoff event, which will feature a low-cost rabies immunization clinic, dog licensing and dog adoptions.
Campaign sponsors worked in conjunction with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver postcards containing tips on dog bite prevention to over 210,000 Franklin County residents at no charge.
The weeklong campaign is being held in conjunction with National Dog Bite Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Over 1200 dog bites were reported in Columbus and Franklin County in 2003.
WHEN: Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Franklin County Dog Shelter
7131 Alum Creek Drive
From Downtown Columbus:
Take 70E to the Alum Creek Drive Exit
Turn Left on Alum Creek Drive
The Shelter is located ¾ mile on right