Dog Dip Benefits Rotary Projects
Published July 19, 2012 @ 6 a.m.
The annual dog dip and vaccination clinic proved once again to be an appreciated service to the community.
The event was a cooperative effort of the Post Rotary Club and the Garza County Animal Hospital. Rotary members dipped 90 dogs in three hours Saturday morning at the Post Volunteer Fire Department building. According to Kerry Wink, DVM, 96 dogs were vaccinated for rabies which is about a 30% increase from last year's count of 74.
Dr. Wink said "sponsoring an event such as this plays a vital role in Animal Health, not only in our community, but the State of Texas as well. Proper Rabies education along with prevention by vaccination keeps our county & region numbers low with confirmed cases. With the extreme number of fleas & ticks we have seen this year, offering dog dips helps owners get a handle on an infestation and provides relief to the pet. This was a very successful event and we hope it will continue to build each year."
Event organizer Ray Bagby informed the Rotary club at its weekly meeting on Tuesday that just under $500 was raised on Saturday. Rotary will use the proceeds for scholarships to graduating Post High School seniors, another valued community service.
Both organizations expressed special thanks to the fire department for use of the firehouse.