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Rabies clinic, food drive a success
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Worthy cause: The Long County 4-H Club shows some of the food they collected to give to those in need for Thanksgiving. - photo by Mike Riddle / Coastal Courier
Two recent activities in Long County have helped protect the community and feed those in need on Thanksgiving.
With help from Wolf Animal Clinic in Jesup, the Long County Code Enforcement Office and 4-H Club, 55 dogs and cats were given their rabies vaccination in Ludowici.
“I’m glad I could help. This was a good turnout, and I think all these kids coming out to help was wonderful,” veterinarian, Dr. Clint Hall said.
People from all over the county participated, bringing small dogs, big dogs, long haired cats, short-haired cats, hunting dogs, spoiled dogs — in short, dogs and cats of all kinds.
They all received their rabies shots, thereby protecting them and the community.
The rabies clinic was hosted at the courthouse and lasted from 8-10 a.m.
The Code Enforcement Office organized the effort,  with Carol Brady and Michelle Poppell participating; and the 4-H Club had all its members along with Charlotte McGinn and Lisa Overbey at the event.
After all the shots were given, the 4-H Club also had been selling raffle tickets for a $100 gift card donated by Wal-Mart.
 Dr. Hall drew the winning ticket, and the prize went to Mary Jane Poppell.
“I think we had a real good turnout, for our first one, and we plan on doing another one in the spring,” Brady said.
The 4-H Club also wrapped up the final collections of its food drive in support of the Long County Concerted Services. The students had been collecting canned goods and boxed items, such as macaroni, instant potatoes, rice, and stuffing, in a food drive to help those in need for Thanksgiving.
“The kids have done a great job, as they always do,” said Overbey, who is the 4-H Program director.
“All in all, it’s been a good day. With Dr. Hall, the 4-H Club and all of the ones who came out, we couldn’t be more pleased,” Poppell said.
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